Beadwork, printed canvas. Linen, 31 x 22"
I work in hand-sewn beadwork, mixed media, video and whatever else is necessary to get the job done. I am a self-taught artist.
My work is conceptual and content driven and often narrative. There is often a fair amount of research and percolation time prior to the beginning of a piece. As I work, I often find the subject to be more complex than it first appeared and intertwined with other issues and ideas. Those additional details often find a way into the artwork leaving a piece that is often much more layered in meaning than it first appears.
While my work might appear to be carefully planned, I prefer to work intuitively, one design element at time. Armed with an initial concept I will research the idea and gather a mass of visual images and ideas until I am sure that I can work a piece to completion. Once I have begun working on a piece, I will most likely continue with research, living with and documenting my learning experience in the artwork.