The sea inches up to shore and covers my feet. It leaves green, purple red and coral specimens. I separate tentacles, branches and conches…sometimes a squid appears. This is what the ocean gives me. I become obsessed and preoccupied with shells, seaweed, sticks, cacti until I feel that I can adequately express some sense of it with my art.
Nature Mandalas-the calm feeling of creating circular forms and filling them with dirt, leaves, moss and tree bark. Walking, stopping, gathering in the woods, on the beaches and mountains….reconfiguring what is already there and then leaving it in place.
My intention is to reclaim a pre-dominion relationship to the nurturing and life- giving presence of Mother Nature by respectfully creating work that underlines her beauty and spiritual potency.