I grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and often played with the children on my grandparent’s farm. They were the children of the tenant farmers and migrant workers. Through our play we learned about each other and how the world of grown-ups saw our differences. My new narratives are a response to and reflection on those times.
I am also drawn to the patterns made by people from cultures reaching back to ancient times. Those patterns are a connection to nature, our modern way of living separates us from that ancient iconography and ways of knowing.
Other work has been in response to the natural environment, including weather, through abstracts and representation. The work is about something I have spent quite a bit of time with, such as the cormorants that populated our stretch of the river one summer, the 11 white egrets the next summer, and the trees and other plants and birds on our property on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.