Come visit my cordwood studio on our sustainable farm – children are welcome! Watch demonstrations of glass flame-working or woodburning that magically turn animal images into fine art.
I enjoy expressing in my artwork the kinship we share with other beings. I strive to capture that tiny instant, that one little turn of the kaleidoscope, that gives us a momentary glimpse into the astonishing beauty of the creatures who share our lives.
We all live in an endlessly bountiful universe! Everywhere I look there are amazing ideas waiting to be turned into art. There are so many ways of creating art and so many fascinating ways to interpret a subject that I would find it frustrating to use only one material or technique. I am able to create art by drawing, painting, carving, woodburning, ceramics, glass, enamels, metalworking, or photography. Depending on the desired look of the final piece, I use whatever medium I think will work best.
Our farm has been in the family for almost 100 years. Over the decades each generation has continued to encourage the transition of the farm from a bare and rocky hilltop to the self-sustaining ecosystem that it is today. Wildlife is abundant here and the garden provides much of our food. The cordwood studio is made from spruce trees that I helped plant when I was 5 years old! My wood art pieces are made from lumber that was grown and harvested here on our farm. Caring for the land while it cares for you is a very satisfying way to live!