I specialize in the interpretation of landscapes that are protected as parks and nature preserves. Interpretive art, as opposed to descriptive art, provides multiple viewpoints from which the viewer may derive meaningful connections to time, place, and story. I invoke both visual (with color lighting, and composition) and verbal (with symbolism and metaphor in titles and captions) to convey meaning.
For teaching I design site-specific programming to guide students in using creative means for expressing their own connections to the many facets of place.
My medium, silk painting, is not well-known in much of the United States but it is one of the oldest visual arts. The dyes I use bond with silk fiber molecules as they are steam-set. Because of the intrinsic nature of the color bond with silk and the reflectivity of its surface, the depth and brilliance of these colors appear as they do in nature.
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