Looking west from our windows, the pasture is once again home to the neighbor's cows. Each year, it is a joy to have these animals so close to the garden without the responsibility. Peter and Cleo, better known as Baby Cat, watched as the farmer wandered the field between our homes today in anticipation of the new calves to arrive any day.
Having been an illustrator, art educator, and an avid gardener for many years, I have always been drawn to aerial views of land, maps, rivers, soil, and organic systems. Experimenting with handmade plant fiber paper is a culmination of that attraction to texture and natural materials. By combining my papers with ephemera collected along the way, my work layers history, meaning, and place into objects that are no longer lost or mis-placed, but reconstructed and transformed.