artist statement

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I am a mosaic artisan and create sculpted mandala mirror frames, wall hangings, and jewelry. I work with stained glass, mirror, metals, and gemstones. Childhood memories of living in the mountains of Colorado, metaphysical sciences, sacred geometry, a love of geology, and an interest in the mysteries of ancient civilizations swirl together to create the playing ground for my inspirations. My works are fanciful in design and I am deliberate with my color composition and favor utilizing either a complimentary color composition or related value color composition. I create a whimsical energy field with my art that is intended to interact with the energy field of the viewer. The colors, design, and materials for each piece are infused with metaphysical intent creating layers of meaning to explore. I work with the energies and colors associated with the Chakra system, a network of individual energy centers located throughout the body. I utilize mirror and other reflective elements, to draw the person into himself or herself while engaging with my art. I like to create flowers, mandalas, birds (hummingbird and chickens in particular!), magic doors, and dragons.

When working on a commission, I like to think about the person's likes, dislikes, and weave meditative energy into their piece adding a unique dimension to my art.  I have created pieces for healing, forgiveness, happiness, and joy.  It is important to me as an artist to infuse my pieces with their own energy so they can radiate in all their glory.