Are made using many styles of drawing, paper, and size then photographed and placed in a limited edition book.
Julia Olson said- “I’m so impressed in how you are not just sifting, but diving, and digging deep, doing lots of work to get to the SEED or kernel of truth in your work.
Your seeds of joy really speak to me. I love all the ways you approached the simple form of the sunflower seed, in itself a wonderful metaphor on many levels, and found compositions and colors to extract from one tiny simple idea. That is a true challenge – how do you continue to explore something that seems simple.
Is really a deeply held idea and journey for the artist. It’s magic.
As I looked at these pieces, I felt pulled in by the colors and how each composition was radically different than the previous one. Lines were expressive, simple, or thick and heavy, the oil pastel was rich and creamy, and the colors held the compositions together when used.
The seeds of joy morphed into different thoughts and impressions and a very strong feminist voice emerged – some of the shapes are very sensual, vulvular, like a pudenda in some – it reminds me of the work of Judy Chicago – her best work “The Dinner Party” which is in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum in NY.”