I am an artist working in a variety of mediums including paint, film, sculpture, encaustics and more. I have had a varied career teaching philosophy at university level, serving fifteen years as a mental health therapist in private practice and community mental health, and volunteering in numerous arenas. In recent years I developed and directed The Gallery at the Watershed in Eugene, Oregon, worked for the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, taught art and served on the Board of Advisors for Good Hope Support Organizatoin in Moshi, Tanzania. I continue to serve as Executive Director of Watershed Arts, an educational non-profit I helped found. It is designed to show and discuss art that is more challenging than commercial. Our goal is to promote and maintain an in-depth dialogue about issues in contemporary visual arts for our community. I am registered as an arts consultant with the state of Oregon, have consulted for the City of Eugene, OR, and remain a licensed professional counselor.
My interests have always been interdisciplinary, and these days I am taking inspiration from many labs and faculty at Oregon State University. Science is one of many primary interests. But I find inspiration in almost everything around me, from the beauty and sheer oddity of the world to my indignation at key instances of injustice in our times. The core of my work and my bliss is my art practice and continued education as a maker, finding ways to use my voice as an artist to make many kinds of difference. Some for me, some for you, some for us all.