Ever since I was a child I've been fascinated with flowers and leaves, taking time to sit and look them over closely. In my artwork, I'm inspired by Michael Pollan's "Botany of Desire" where he described the garden as an in-between space where humans mediate the space between organized society and the untamed wilderness. I think of my artwork as living in that space between our cultured lives and our inner untamed wilderness.
I've taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Touchstone Center for Crafts, John C. Campbell Folk School, Peters Valley School of Crafts, Appalachian Center for Crafts, several universities and have also enjoyed time teaching handicrafts at a private k-8 Waldorf influenced school. I've worked on commissions for private and commercial spaces. I've gotten the most satisfaction from the spiritually based commissions I've done for religious institutions .