Ceremonial artifacts from all cultures have always intrigued me, but ceremonial clothing, which was so much more than just body covering, has especially captivated my interest. The reverence that the maker had for the wearer can be seen by the labor put into their work, and the design usually revealed much of a persons identity, their place in society, and their desires for protection and power. Because clothing is such a personal item, it continues to tell the story of the wearer long after he or she is gone.
Throughout my whole artistic career, I have been driven to create using a variety of materials and techniques. So, the desire to reproduce ceremonial clothing led me to devise a technique to replicate them using modern materials: paper, glue, mixed polymers and paint. These materials allow for more flexibility to create a patina of age than traditional materials.
I have lived in Colorado for nearly forty years and my work appears in many galleries throughout the West, especially in the Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt, Colorado.