Artist statment


I work with raw wool fibers. By precise laying and felting, I construct both sculptured

felt 'containers' and airy sheets in which movement is suggested by changes in the

.thickness of the material

My work is influenced by Zen, and by practicing attentiveness to the bodily

.experience

The recent series was created over the last several years during the time I was

studying the Hakomi method of Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy and is

.much affected by observing healing and development processes

The three dimensional series: "Body-Basin” was based upon my (female) bodily

experience, and was initially created on my own body. The two dimensional 'Moth'

and 'ENSO' series follow the trails left by the caterpillars that feed on the wool

reflecting the organic de/composition processes, the creation and destruction

revealed by the ephemerality of matter. Through my work I strive to encourage the

viewer to linger in the nonverbal sensory space, to reduce conceptualization and

.Thinking processes, to open space for the creative emptiness