As I view the world around
me, I see everything as moving lines. The crossing, intersecting, and
lyrical flow of the lines form the basis of my work. I rarely draw
from real life. I use my impressions of life as the basis of my
work. I constantly make pencil sketches that are inspired by nature,
world events, life and death. As I sit with a pencil and paper, I
interpret life as it occurs to me in line drawings. These are more
mind drawings than life drawings. Quick line sketches are the
beginning of each piece. How the work evolves from these sketches is
determined by the materials used. I use wood, paper, fabric, string,
clay and paint as I turn the pencil sketches into the work that I
produce. In most cases, realistic images can be determined in the
work but the recognition of what the viewer is seeing or not seeing
is secondary to the overall image.
moving line, forever restless
to define shapes and forms
the basis of my work.
that is two-dimensional
of ink, paint, clay
that are straight, curved,
that weave in and out
the world as I see it
real and imaginary.
is a South Carolina native and earned her college degree from
Winthrop University. She has been an art educator in schools from the
foothills of South Carolina to the coast, with a brief time in
Atlanta designing computer based manuals and training programs. In
1983, she married her husband, Dennis, and has since pursued a career
as a professional artist.
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