I enjoyed climbing trees as a child. Up in the canopies,
smelling the bark, glimpsing the sky and earth through fluttering
leaves and balancing against the pull of gravity, I sensed that
I was part of something intimate, vast, beautiful and wild. I
felt free and interconnected. I didnt know it then, but
I was already an artist. As a painter, Ive always been curious
about the ways in which seeing is relational, altering not only
what, but how, I see. In my image-making process with paint and
other materials, I use marks, colors and elemental shapes to create
and disrupt patterns. Forms and gestures trade places in a grid
to map a new kind of sense of the world.
I donate fifty percent of all sales of my artwork
to Artist Trust, Earth Justice, earthjustice.org.
Rent Duwamish. I am part of a future based on how I see, create,
love and care for the earth and it's living creatures now, not