I was born with a burning desire to express myself. The first thirty years of my artistic life were focused in the realms of theatre and television production. Seven years ago I began my path as photographer. My years as a dramatic artist led to the highly performative nature of my work. The bubbling cauldron of my life is what fuels me.
Each piece begins with gut instinct, a feeling, or a story begging to be told. At 71, age is a theme I wrestle with both personally and artistically. I find that the reality of my years creates a heightened experience of being alive where every minute counts. The process of growing old is not a culturally glamorous one, and growing old is infused with vulnerability, fragility and fierceness. My greatest influence is the relationship I have with myself and I dive into my own private library of feelings and experiences for inspiration.
Born and raised in Houston, I am influenced by both the suburban landscape and nature reserves and parks. I often seek comfort in the wild places of Texas. I channel and reinterpret the spirits and phenomena I encounter in nature (birds are a favorite) and they become my photographs.