Tree Secrets, 2018

A Series
Fabric, wire, book collage
12″ X 10″

Trees are silent observers. Their apparent timeless indestructible facade stands witness to everything and anything. When I look at them I think of fairy tales and everyday magic. They make me happy, sad, scared, and awed just like the best stories.

Homage to Failure, 2018

Past art work and wire
20″ X 17″ X 16″

Homage to Failure is a shrine built in honor of all my past failings. It is all my past artwork that I have kept collaged into a sphinx like creature. The Sphinx was a story about a creature with a head of a woman, body of a lion, and wings of an eagle that went around asking everyone the same riddle. Many people failed to answer and only person succeeded. It represents the overpowering importance of the discarded journey.
Failure rules most peoples lives and decisions. People are often motivated by fear of failure, avoidance of past failures, or learning experiences cause by failures. If you think about how often people hope/pray to avoid failure, it seems to be a god just based on it’s reputation and relevance. One that people fear and definitely do not respect. I am at a point in my life where I am trying to view Failure as an adventure and not something to be ashamed of. Life is literally a journey that involves more failures than successes. If I continue to fear and be ashamed of failure the result will be being scared and embarrassed about the majority of life.


Flower a Day, A Two Year Metaphor 2016-2020

45″ X 62″

Flower a Day is constructed by crocheting one flower for everyday for two years. It is supposed to be a practice in mindfulness and a way to battle the race of time. The colors represent different emotions; the closer to blue the more at peace and content I am, the closer to red the more uncomfortable and unbalanced I feel. I repeat colors when I miss a series of days to show the weeks I was not paying attention as well as I could.

Flower Crochet Pattern Here.