I am pleased to announce that two of my handmade paper constructions inspired by Cornwall have been accepted in the 7th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton, IL. Please join us at the opening reception Friday, July 15 from 5-8pm with the awards presentation at 6:30pm. The exhibition continues from July 12 - August 21, 2011.
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.