I have been a museum administrator, denture adhesive repackager, teaching artist, street corner hot dog vendor, and a greeting card re-stocker at a Walmart. Through the professional jobs, the less professional jobs, the downright terrible jobs, and long before I even thought about jobs, I've always, ALWAYS made art.
Childhood--nuts about fabric from an early age
Time for a change! After half a century of being fascinated with fabric, tried my hand at portland cement.
Made cotton leggings out of recycled t-shirts. They served as the inspiration for the mosaic leggings, which I built out of expanded metal mesh and concrete. 32” x 16”, Glass tiles.
Learned scary facts about toxins in cement and switched to (much safer) plaster. Spent two years experimenting with this gloppy mass of fun stuff and discovered how to:
When the tiny plaster tiles proved to be impractical, learned how to cut stained glass to make it into tile, and this is what I now use in my relief sculptures.
And Here Are Just the Facts
BA in Anthropology, California State Scholar, Cal State U Northridge
MA in Museum Studies, Minor in Folklife, The George Washington University
Curator, Washington County Museum, Portland, OR
Public Programmer, NYS Archives, Albany, NY