Mild Steel, Aliphatic Urethane Finish
6.5'h x 5'w x 10.5'd
Gallery Without Walls Exhibition
I cut, bend, hammer and assemble steel into abstracted representative forms. I enjoy composing in three-dimensions; working
to move the viewer around and within the shapes of my compositions. I hope that their pleasure in viewing the positive and
negative spaces will be the first step in thinking and talking about my work.
My own thinking, and response to the issues of our day, has been expressed in a variety of functional pieces; fire pits,
deck panel and a stair railing as well as sculptural forms that are driven by the beauty of the shapes and the simple
pleasure that the viewer derives.
My artwork to date has all been of mild steel fabricated with a combination of MIG and TIG welding processes.
I am exploring both stainless steel and corten steel in my newest work.
I have always perceived the world through the filters of relative shape, texture, color, and form and enjoy designing
these elements in compositions moving within space. I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington
in art- history in 1979, spent years raising my family and am now finding my heart and passion in my artistic explorations.
I have exhibited work in The Big Rock Garden in Bellingham Washington, Cedarhurst Biennial Sculpture Competition and
Exhibition in Mt. Vernon Illinois, and in The Gallery Without Walls Exhibition in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
A portion of any proceeds from sales support the non profit work of Anansi.
Please see their work at: www.nas.com/africa/
“August Trunk” at left, was inspired by a safari trip to see elephants. As a possible representative of the African
continent, it begs a consideration of, and a response to, the immense environmental, political and health issues facing
many of the countries there.