From the earliest stories painted on cave walls, sung and spoken around campfires, stories have entertained us, enlightened us, enveloped us, informed our idea of reality and our place within it. The telling and sharing of stories has set us apart, distinguished our humanity. The stories we hold as true shape the our actions in the world.
As humans we live in a world increasingly of our own design and fabrication; we have become separated from nature, from an awareness and understanding of the things that enable life to exist. We forget that we are born into and a part of the larger organism of a living Earth - that we are not separate from it. Water, Earth, Air - these are fundamental elements that enable life to exist. Yet our current story of separateness, is leading to the desecration and destruction of these elements which are the basic requirements for Life
The stories humans hold as true shape the our actions in the world - it is time to change the old story of separation.
I believe that art has the power to heal us, to remind us, to point us back to our place within the web of life, to help us change our story, and thus our actions in the world.
My work in acrylics, and mixed media offer thought threads, idea seeds, visual symbolism for a new story, reconnecting through art to understanding our place within Nature and that which truly sustains us.