Artwork

“A work of art is completed by the viewer”
-Marcel Duchamp

The Artist

I never expected to become a painter.

But as I finished graduate school and was faced with limited resources and lingering injuries, I saw the proverbial writing on the wall. The chapter of dance in my life was ending. At the suggestion of a friend, I started an art journal as a personal practice. That journal opened the door for the work on this page to emerge.

A longtime practitioner of yoga, the concepts of mindfulness, intention, and creativity had already influenced my choreography and my teaching of social dance. Now I became more and more interested in how the cultivation of one’s inner state influences artistic craft, and vice versa. Painting gave me a way to explore this idea in another medium.

Focusing on color and texture, and allowing the mind to rest on the sensation of marking the paper, these abstract compositions are inspired both by the witnessing state of sitting meditation and by the active listening and responding found in improvised dance. In that sense, they are based on a process of discovery and intuitive choice-making.

Purchasing Artwork Online

All artwork is available for purchase unless marked sold. Please send me a note to arrange purchase and delivery.

2020 – LOTUS SERIES

“Without the mud, there can be no lotus” -Thich Nhat Hanh

The Lotus Series is a mixed media project that was originally inspired by a trip to southern India in February 2020. However, the international crisis that spread so quickly into this year has made the lotus-like themes of transformation and transcendence even more resonant for me. The lotus rises slowly from the darkness at the bottom of the pond, breaking the surface to bloom in the light. These small 9×9 inch paintings are an exploration of acrylic, watercolor, ink, and collage on paper. They are mailed flat and unframed in cardboard-lined envelopes. $60 each includes shipping.

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The Garden
Star Twins
Two Suns
Pale Evening
Blue Lotus (SOLD)
Focus
Falling Petals
Blue Queen
Diamonds
Trace (SOLD)
Old Stories (SOLD)
Wisdom (SOLD)
Roots (SOLD)
Watching
Waiting (SOLD)
From Darkness
Bloom*
Rise (SOLD)
The Journey
Release
Cosmos
Wild*
Triple Gem
Ice
Shadow (SOLD)
Serene
Transformation
Two (SOLD)
Water (SOLD)
Ornament
Secret (SOLD)
Fate
Tribe
Metamorphosis
Charms (SOLD)
Dream (SOLD)
Sunrise
Heart
Fullness
Potential
Song
Hope
Myth (SOLD)
Mystique
Parallel Worlds (SOLD)
Illumination
Gold
Inner World (SOLD)
Trio
Insight
Flight
Change
Red Queen (SOLD)
Slumber
Sleep
Silence (SOLD)
Play
Truth
Stillness
Birth (SOLD)
Music (SOLD)
Into the Woods
Mandala
Growing
Witness
Healing
Epiphany (SOLD)
Seeds
Beneath
Peace
Symphony
Dreamscape
Glow
Cycles
Strength
Magic
Wish
Insight

2019 – MINI ABSTRACTS

These small 8 x 8 paintings come ready to hang in sleek, narrow, black “floating” frames that surround the canvas like a fitted box. Perfect to bring color and energy into hallways, living areas, home offices, cubicles, and work spaces. Pair two or more together for a dynamic visual “conversation.” $40 each includes shipping

One of Knives
Two of Knives
Three of Knives
(SOLD)
Five of Knives
(SOLD)
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Four of Shapes
Five of Shapes
Six of Shapes

2018-2019 – VARIOUS SIZES

Please send me a note for pricing of the paintings below.

Go Deep 1
Go Deep 2
The Field
(SOLD)
For a Friend
Great Conversations
Forever
Joy
Delight (SOLD)
Emergence 1
Emergence 2
For Durga Ma
Reflection
Discovery (SOLD)
Three Trees
Three Sisters (SOLD)
Sentinel (SOLD)
White Vines (SOLD)
Winter Solstice
Into the Woods (SOLD)
Reclamation (SOLD)
Urban Moons (SOLD)
Midnight Vines