My first creations in the visual arts came about as a direct result of working with Peter Schuman’s Bread and Puppet Theatre in New York City in the early 1960s.  It was after performing as a masked dancer in Schuman’s TOTENDANZ production in 1962, that I began mask-making and also creating small hand puppets.  The materials I used were clay, paper mache and fabric . I also started painting in oils at that time.

I moved to San Francisco in 1964.  A prolonged trip to Mexico in 1965-66 lent inspiration to further mask-making and I had a one-woman show of masks in San Francisco in 1967.

For many years, I have participated in classes and workshops at the Fort Mason Art Center in San Francisco, studying sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, batik and fabric arts.

I work in a variety of mediums.  I enjoy the discoveries I make when I use a wide range of materials as I attempt to translate my ideas and images into form, shape, color and texture.

Some of my work has a narrative quality.  Viewers often find themselves immediately attaching their own personal story to the subject.

I use human and animal figures in what might be called a kind of imaginary humanism.  Often my characters are in an active and happy relationship to each other: the swimmer and the seal, the woman with the octopus, the dancer with her dance and the musician with his instrument.  I attempt to infuse my work with the spirit and rhythm I find in the natural world and in my own imagination.

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