Printmaking is my focus. I enjoy combining and experimenting with various print media such as lithography, mokulito, etching, relief, and collagraph. I am committed to using and creating non-toxic printmaking techniques.
In addition to private collections, my work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2010, I was juried into a group show at the Smithsonian Institute Ripley Gallery. In 2011, I received an Albuquerque 1% for the Arts grant to create an edition at the Tamarind Institute. Two of the resulting lithographs hang in City Multi-Generational Centers. That same year, I participated in a 2-month art residency in Venice, Italy. I have enjoyed two short-term residencies at Keystone Press - a lithography atelier located in Berlin, Germany. In 2014, I received a 1% for the Arts Grant to fund a Summer Fest pop-up event. In 2015, I received an Albert Pierce Foundation grant to fund Three Wishes -- installation that documents the quiet wishes that women must put aside to overcome hardships and responsibilities. I, along with two other women, was invited to participate in a show to celebrate Harwood’s 25th anniversary. I have been juried into several international print shows and international print exchanges. Summer 2016, I attended a week-long residency at Crown Point Press located in San Francisco, California. Summer, 2017), I participated in a non-toxic lithography workshop held at Making Art Safely, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Over 40 years ago, I spent a summer in Oakridge, Tennessee. In addition to writing my Master’s Thesis, the time I spent in Appalachia broadened my vocabulary. “Rightsortly”, “mightcould” and “probablyhood”, all local idioms, continue to add color to the way I speak. “All catawampus” is another useful expression.
Catawampus is an adjective that describes things that are misaligned, in disarray, or are askew. Poor craftsmanship creates wobbly tables. An earthquake causes books and dishes to fall off shelves and onto the floor. Illness often creates feelings of confusion, disbelief, anger, and isolation.
The monotypes Mesa and Side by Side express the isolation and loneliness that often comes with illness and caregiving. A wobbly table is “all catawampus.” And so too are the altered lives of patients and their families.