"Looking Within", 1987
       
     
"Girl and her Rabbit", 1989
       
     
"No Words", 1989
       
     
"Waiting for the Dawn", 1990
       
     
"Rage", 1995
       
     
"Fly Away", 1990, (5 x 6 x 5.5 inches)
       
     
 (top view, "Fly Away")
       
     
"Sacred", 1991, (8 x 9 x 7.5 inches)
       
     
 (side view, "Sacred")
       
     
"Drift", 1992, (7.5 x 15 x 8.5 inches)
       
     
 (back view, "Drift")
       
     
"Emerging", 1992, (5.5 x 9 x 6 inches)
       
     
 (back view, "Emerging")
       
     
 (top view, "Emerging")
       
     
"Transmutation", 1995, ( (9 x 16 x 8 inches)
       
     
 (top view, "Transmutation")
       
     
 (back view, "Transmutation")
       
     
"Longing", 1996
       
     
 (close-up from "Longing")
       
     
"Shame", 2002
       
     
"Asking for Help", 2002
       
     
"Bluebird of Happiness", 2007
       
     
"Balance", 2008
       
     
"Take Flight", 2010
       
     
WITNESS Project, 2010
       
     
"Dedication", 2010
       
     
"Exposing the Truth", 2010
       
     
"Reclamation", 2010
       
     
"Raise your Voice", 2010
       
     
"Breathe", 2010
       
     
"Permission", 2010
       
     
"Learning to Let Go", 2010
       
     
"Surrounded", 2010
       
     
"Hope", 2010
       
     
"Release", 2010
       
     
"Opening", 2010
       
     
"Despair", 2011
       
     
"Pushing my Boundaries", 2013
       
     
"Hold On", 2013
       
     
"Overwhelm", 2013
       
     
"Grief and Solace", 2013
       
     
"Probing", 2013
       
     
"Rupture", 2013
       
     
"Vulnerability", 2013
       
     
"The Black", 2013
       
     
"New Growth", 2013
       
     
"After the Freeze Comes the Thaw", 2013
       
     
"Engulfed", 2013
       
     
"No Sound", 2013
       
     
"Dark Night", 2014
       
     
"Relief", 2014
       
     
"Calm", 2014
       
     
"Reclaiming the Sacred", 2013, (60 x 32 x 12 inches)
       
     
 left, "Reclaiming the Sacred"
       
     
 center, "Reclaiming the Sacred"
       
     
 right, "Reclaiming the Sacred"
       
     
"Loving-Kindness", 2014
       
     
"Safe Container", 2014
       
     
 inside top lid, "Safe Container"
       
     
 inside bottom of box, "Safe Container"
       
     
"Tear Bottle", 2015, (11 x 22 x 24 inches)
       
     
"Her Beauty Still Shone" (Ida Fuss Klee, 1904-1998), 2017, (12 x 18 x 5 inches)
       
     
"Fragments of Home" (Mama, 1933-2016), 2017, (12 x 18 x 5 inches)
       
     
"Discovering Wholeness" (Me, 1968-- ), 2017, (12 x 18 x 5 inches)
       
     
"Looking Within", 1987
       
     
"Looking Within", 1987

36" x 48",  graphite, 1st self-portrait

"Girl and her Rabbit", 1989
       
     
"Girl and her Rabbit", 1989

lithograph

"No Words", 1989
       
     
"No Words", 1989

lithograph

"Waiting for the Dawn", 1990
       
     
"Waiting for the Dawn", 1990

24" x 36", lithograph

"Rage", 1995
       
     
"Rage", 1995

24" x 36", watercolor

"Fly Away", 1990, (5 x 6 x 5.5 inches)
       
     
"Fly Away", 1990, (5 x 6 x 5.5 inches)

ceramic

 (top view, "Fly Away")
       
     

(top view, "Fly Away")

"Sacred", 1991, (8 x 9 x 7.5 inches)
       
     
"Sacred", 1991, (8 x 9 x 7.5 inches)

ceramic

 (side view, "Sacred")
       
     

(side view, "Sacred")

"Drift", 1992, (7.5 x 15 x 8.5 inches)
       
     
"Drift", 1992, (7.5 x 15 x 8.5 inches)

ceramic

 (back view, "Drift")
       
     

(back view, "Drift")

"Emerging", 1992, (5.5 x 9 x 6 inches)
       
     
"Emerging", 1992, (5.5 x 9 x 6 inches)

ceramic

 (back view, "Emerging")
       
     

(back view, "Emerging")

 (top view, "Emerging")
       
     

(top view, "Emerging")

"Transmutation", 1995, ( (9 x 16 x 8 inches)
       
     
"Transmutation", 1995, ( (9 x 16 x 8 inches)

ceramic

 (top view, "Transmutation")
       
     

(top view, "Transmutation")

 (back view, "Transmutation")
       
     

(back view, "Transmutation")

"Longing", 1996
       
     
"Longing", 1996

collage

 (close-up from "Longing")
       
     

(close-up from "Longing")

"Shame", 2002
       
     
"Shame", 2002

journal entry, water-soluble crayon

"Asking for Help", 2002
       
     
"Asking for Help", 2002

journal entry, water-soluble crayon

"Bluebird of Happiness", 2007
       
     
"Bluebird of Happiness", 2007

ceramic, hand-pressed tile

"Balance", 2008
       
     
"Balance", 2008

ceramic, hand-pressed tile

"Take Flight", 2010
       
     
"Take Flight", 2010

ceramic, hand-pressed tile

WITNESS Project, 2010
       
     
WITNESS Project, 2010

Installation sculpture at the WITNESS exhibit in Lexington, KY (read more "here")

"Dedication", 2010
       
     
"Dedication", 2010

Dedication Page,  WITNESS book

"Exposing the Truth", 2010
       
     
"Exposing the Truth", 2010

18" x 24", photography, watercolor, WITNESS book page

"Reclamation", 2010
       
     
"Reclamation", 2010

watercolor, WITNESS, book page

"Raise your Voice", 2010
       
     
"Raise your Voice", 2010

watercolor, India ink, WITNESS book page

"Breathe", 2010
       
     
"Breathe", 2010

watercolor, crop from WITNESS book page

"Permission", 2010
       
     
"Permission", 2010

India ink, gouache, crop from WITNESS book page

"Learning to Let Go", 2010
       
     
"Learning to Let Go", 2010

 watercolor, WITNESS book page

"Surrounded", 2010
       
     
"Surrounded", 2010

watercolor, WITNESS book page

"Hope", 2010
       
     
"Hope", 2010

watercolor, WITNESS book page

"Release", 2010
       
     
"Release", 2010

photography, watercolor, WITNESS book final page

"Opening", 2010
       
     
"Opening", 2010

large ceramic sculpture, comprised of many figures and trees... exploded during firing... accepting the truth of impermanence, and the power inherent in the process of making as the deepest catharsis

"Despair", 2011
       
     
"Despair", 2011

24" x 36", watercolor

"Pushing my Boundaries", 2013
       
     
"Pushing my Boundaries", 2013

6" x 6", watercolor

"Hold On", 2013
       
     
"Hold On", 2013

6" x 6", watercolor

"Overwhelm", 2013
       
     
"Overwhelm", 2013

6" x 6", watercolor

"Grief and Solace", 2013
       
     
"Grief and Solace", 2013

6" x 6", watercolor

"Probing", 2013
       
     
"Probing", 2013

6" x 6", watercolor

"Rupture", 2013
       
     
"Rupture", 2013

6" x 6", watercolor

"Vulnerability", 2013
       
     
"Vulnerability", 2013

6" x 6", watercolor

"The Black", 2013
       
     
"The Black", 2013

6" x 6". watercolor

"New Growth", 2013
       
     
"New Growth", 2013

6" x 6", watercolor

"After the Freeze Comes the Thaw", 2013
       
     
"After the Freeze Comes the Thaw", 2013

6" x 6", watercolor

"Engulfed", 2013
       
     
"Engulfed", 2013

6" x 6", watercolor

"No Sound", 2013
       
     
"No Sound", 2013

6" x 6", watercolor

"Dark Night", 2014
       
     
"Dark Night", 2014

6"x 6", watercolor

"Relief", 2014
       
     
"Relief", 2014

6" x 6". watercolor

"Calm", 2014
       
     
"Calm", 2014

6" x 6". watercolor

"Reclaiming the Sacred", 2013, (60 x 32 x 12 inches)
       
     
"Reclaiming the Sacred", 2013, (60 x 32 x 12 inches)

triptych, birch panels, various imagery, beads, leather, beeswax, damar resin, made during Healing Arts Retreat, which I co-led

 left, "Reclaiming the Sacred"
       
     

left, "Reclaiming the Sacred"

 center, "Reclaiming the Sacred"
       
     

center, "Reclaiming the Sacred"

 right, "Reclaiming the Sacred"
       
     

right, "Reclaiming the Sacred"

"Loving-Kindness", 2014
       
     
"Loving-Kindness", 2014

EPA foam carved with hot wire, mulberry paper, bookbinding glue, beeswax, damar resin

"Safe Container", 2014
       
     
"Safe Container", 2014

Photography, imagery, antique silverware box, beeswax, damar resin,  made during Healing Through Arts Retreat

 inside top lid, "Safe Container"
       
     

inside top lid, "Safe Container"

 inside bottom of box, "Safe Container"
       
     

inside bottom of box, "Safe Container"

"Tear Bottle", 2015, (11 x 22 x 24 inches)
       
     
"Tear Bottle", 2015, (11 x 22 x 24 inches)

This piece was selected for the International Encaustic Artists exhibit, "Another Way of Keeping a Diary", November 2015-- January, 2016.  I made a piece from the bones of a cow, which combined macro photography with assemblage and sculpture.   Respect, violation, fear, acceptance, outrage, grief, joy, and liberation all resided in the sculpture.   Transfiguring this bovine pelvis into a safe and reverent space helped to widen my view:  not just trauma, but joy and liberation, are within my body and spirit, emanating out when I am connected to my center, surrendering to what is.  

"Her Beauty Still Shone" (Ida Fuss Klee, 1904-1998), 2017, (12 x 18 x 5 inches)
       
     
"Her Beauty Still Shone" (Ida Fuss Klee, 1904-1998), 2017, (12 x 18 x 5 inches)

This sculpture was made for an exhibit call for entry, entitled, In Flawed Abundance.  It is in homage to my grandmother, to honor her life force, and how she raised herself up out of poverty with fierce determination to live and create. It is in reverence to her tremendous hard work and talent, and the parts of her that did not feel valued, nor had the chance to be appreciated more fully by the world.  It is symbolic of how these breaks in her spirit did not diminish her beauty or her artistic contributions, and to reinforce the fact that her art did, in fact, live on… both through my mother and her brothers’ artistic talents, and the passing down of this gene to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Although I got to know only a small part of her when she was living, I feel her spirit very much alive now in my heart and hands.

This sculpture (kozo paper, photograph, beeswax, resin, powdered pigment), hand-carved and sculpted, rests on a handmade plate rail to be hung on the wall, just as revered as the fine china from which it originated.

"Fragments of Home" (Mama, 1933-2016), 2017, (12 x 18 x 5 inches)
       
     
"Fragments of Home" (Mama, 1933-2016), 2017, (12 x 18 x 5 inches)

The second piece I submitted for "In Flawed Abundance" is of my mother’s Blue Willow dishes, which held the food she so lovingly and dedicatedly prepared for her large family of eight children and spouse (always pointing out how beautiful the vegetables and fruit looked against the cobalt blue… an observation which I find myself often pointing out repeatedly with my own children as we use a few of these plates, still).  In addition to the beauty of the pattern and color, there is the obvious brokenness that comes in families as difficult things are experienced.  It has taken me a long time to share the pieces, and to see the beauty and healing that bringing them out into the light can bring.  This piece is in homage to the integrity of my mother, and to the amazing artist that she was, as well as to her lifetime of sharing this gift with those she loved.  She exemplified creating for the sheer joy of it.  And mostly, my mother taught me to see…

This sculpture rests on a handmade plate rail, just as revered as the fine china from which it originated.

"Discovering Wholeness" (Me, 1968-- ), 2017, (12 x 18 x 5 inches)
       
     
"Discovering Wholeness" (Me, 1968-- ), 2017, (12 x 18 x 5 inches)

This piece is the third in the series of  entries for "In Flawed Abundance, and is a compilation of my own shards, new and old, reflecting the piecing together of the many fragments of my life... tenderly exploring the sharp edges, while appreciating the depth of color, shape, glaze and history that each remnant contains... realizing that a deeper whole has emerged from this experience and the integration into my being, creating space as I continue on my path.

This sculpture rests on a handmade plate rail to be hung on the wall, just as revered as the fine china and pottery from which they originated.