Overview:I spent part of my childhood in Albuquerque, NM and as a young adult moved to Santa Fe. I have since moved back and forth between central and northern New Mexico, but now find permanence, roots and home with my husband Michael in Santa Fe. I am mother to two daughters who are half blood Navajo (Dine’). These two young women bring me joy beyond measure, pride that swells my heart, hope for our collective future and a deep desire to love out loud.
I find the language of art a fundamental form of communication. My art is my dictionary, my thesaurus, my way of claiming words and giving them form.
The creative process is a natural extension of my thoughts. Words become images - become ideas - become form - become expression. Linked. Complete. This process is a way for me to speak beyond words, straight – quite literally – to the heart of the matter. Past gender, race, religion and language to the voice within us all.
Creating is my spiritual journey. This journey has taken me down many paths but I find sculpture the truest expression of my spirit and the best way to speak my truth.
I was meant to speak through my hands and from my heart.