Artwork

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

The Process

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.

2022 – WATERCOLOR MANDALAS

I’m giving away these serene tiny paintings in support of Exhale Pro-Voice, a post-abortion emotional support textline. I’ve been an Exhale volunteer for the past two years and am incredibly proud of the work they do, supporting people across the US and Canada process their abortion experiences with respect and compassion. Pro-Voice means that Exhale counselors are trained to honor every person’s abortion experience, regardless of how they describe it or how they feel about it. Exhale offers radical and nonjudgmental acceptance, empathy, and support for all abortion stories.
5×8 inches, watercolor and ink on paper. Matted and mailed flat in cardboard envelopes. Mats will fit into any standard 8×10 frame.

Donate $50 to Exhale Pro-Voice and receive one of these watercolor paintings as a thank you gift. Just send me your address and color preference after you make your donation. Through Sept. 21, 2022.

2022 – MIXED MEDIA MANDALAS

These partial mandalas float within minimalist layers of watercolor, pastel, ink, and graphite. Their delicacy reflects, for me, the careful balance we create for ourselves every day out of the ongoing creative tension between control of our daily routines and surrender to the greater flow of the world around us.

8×8 inches, mixed media on paper. Pre-matted and mailed flat in cardboard envelopes. Mats will fit into any standard 12×12 frame. $40 each includes shipping. 

2022 – STENCILS SERIES

These small works on paper feature stenciled patterns combined with abstract decorative elements created with acrylic and ink. They reflect all the small ways we make our domestic lives warm, nurturing, and creative.

8×8 inches, mixed media on paper. Pre-matted and mailed flat in cardboard envelopes. Mats will fit into any standard 12×12 frame. $40 each includes shipping.