Windows, doorways, ladders, or tunnels in some form, often very small, can be almost hidden within the painted image. Other times, glass can surround the work in a portal form.
My jewelry uses bits and pieces of such items as ritual objects, amulets, talismans, gold, silver, brass, fused and drawn glass, and a variety of beads both ordinary and exotic. Like items from a treasure chest, these combine to create "wearable art".
I find myself curious about openings that can lead us into other worlds--from our physical world to a world we intuit. My artwork whether it is painting, glass, or jewelry, is my voice in that world. A voice that says, through the portal, life is a mystery that unfolds moment by moment--multi-faceted and elusive. And so, as our lives are layered, I layer objects, and transparent and translucent colors both pigment and glass. I invite you to join me, for a moment, in my vision of magical places of light and dark and mystery.