Ida (clay), 2015
Ida (clay), 2015

Oil-based clay with hand-designed armature. This sculpture perished in the 2020 Talent, OR wildfire. Fortunately there is one version of her in bronze!

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Ida (clay), 2015
Ida (clay), 2015

It's hard to tell from this image, but Ida is actually a selkie (seal/human from Celtic mythology), who has crawled out of her sealskin. Here she sits perched on it, contemplating new horizons...

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Ida (bronze), 2016
Ida (bronze), 2016

Before the patina and welding her arm back on!

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Exit Wound (oil on canvas), 2019
Exit Wound (oil on canvas), 2019
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Sví (oil on canvas), 2019
Sví (oil on canvas), 2019

the Sanskrit word for emptiness, शून्यता, comes from the root śvi, meaning “hollow.” In my Buddhist studies, I'm curious about this etymology: “hollow” feels more presenced to me than “empty.” Hollow reminds me of a flute or passage: an opening through which presence can flow. This understanding of a through-space helps me resonate with emptiness as a form of interbeing.

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Fish woman (ink and oil pastel on paper, 2011
Fish woman (ink and oil pastel on paper, 2011

Fish woman is a grandmother who lives in the upper shamanic world, above clouds much like a frozen lake. She breaks the necks of fish, stirs stew, and—if you're lucky—offers advice!

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Blue (oil on canvas), 2020
Blue (oil on canvas), 2020
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Buddha (oil on canvas), 2020
Buddha (oil on canvas), 2020

Created at Dhamma Dena Meditation center, Joshua Tree, CA

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improvisation with ivy
improvisation with ivy

life, death, decay, a storm and an uprooted bush: the story of root canal and a hill that held me like a mother for awhile.

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