• Forest for Trees
  • 2013
  • 30" w x 15" h x 4.5" d
    • Forest for Trees
    • 2013
    • 30" w x 15" h x 4.5" d
    • Fern
    • 2012
    • 22" w x 30" h x 1.5" d
    • Bent Fern
    • 2012
    • 22" w x 30" h x 1.5" d
    • Scapes
    • 2012
    • 22" w x 30" h x 1.5" d
    • Late Blossoms
    • 2012
    • 22" w x 30" h x 1.5" d
    • Summer's End
    • 2013
    • 24" w x 20" h x 4.5" d
    • Come Winter
    • 2013
    • 12" x 12" x 4"
    • Coming Home
    • 2013
    • 24" w x 17" h x 4.5" d
    • Still Flight
    • 2013
    • 16" w x 16" h x 4.5" d
  • Statement
    • CRAFT Gallery,
      Rockland, Maine,
      September 2013

      I recently heard a quote from an unknown source (perhaps Woody Allen, said a friend) that gave succinct form to a thought I have long held about the nature of art. “Art is giving expression to perception”. It’s really rather simple.


      Other than its brevity, what I find compelling about this quote is that it includes the artist in the idea of art. Art insists on the existence of a maker, not just someone who makes something, but someone who perceives the world in a certain way and expresses that personal perception through his or her work, making it accessible (or not) to others.


      I have found myself in the past couple of years with the need to change the expression of my perceptions. Thirty-five years of working in fiber, mostly basketry, had left me spent. I focused on drawing and then found clay and have spent time exploring their possibilities for new expressions.


      And so you see in this work new materials and processes. But I hope that you will still see what I see, hear what I hear. Same voice, different song.