Artist Statement

My art practice draws from the uncomplicated act of being and living, while contemplating the past, present and future.  The past brings connection to my ancestors by studying traditional visual language, to fill a cultural void in my western art training.  In the present, as a mother, I choose not to separate my artist life from my parenting life, and thus my concepts spring from simply being with my daughter.  This past year, my work has been interested in political activism, with concerns for social justice in the future.  Over the last several years, I have shifted media from painting to its outermost parameters into installation, with media choices rooted in each project concept.