Edges: creativity in the boundary zone
As an artist working in cyanotype process and encaustic monotype collage, creating 2-d works and interactive sculpture, I see the metaphor of edges an over-arching theme encompassing my work.
I see edges, the way light and shadow wrap itself around objects delineating shape and form. I experience edges, because of the transition between one life experience and another, piercing through the protective shell and stepping into the unknown to find vibrancy and freedom. We all participate in cultural edges, where diverse ethnic identities overlap and create new rhythms. In ecology, this transition zone is called the ecotone: a place where two ecosystems intersect, a transition occurs and new thriving biodiversity results.
I choose mediums that force me to partner with nature’s unpredictability, which allows me to create my work in a space that holds the energy and uncontrolled aliveness of the ecotone workspace.
My work is a conscious response to compelling issues that strike my heart, whether they are environmental, humanistic, or spiritual. In both my bodies of work – poetic framed works and socially engaged interactive installations – I like to create art that captures the energy of a thriving ecology while honoring what’s precious and vulnerable in the world