I haven't updated my resume since 2006 as I became ill with seizures. I took care of my son, since his birth in 1994 until 2012. In 2007, after enduring an emotionally abusive marriage, I set out to free myself and my child. In these last 10 years and for the 24 years preceding 2007, I have created handmade jewelry, small collage work & drawings, mini-assemblages, hair pin & bobby pin characters in various settings, photographs of intriguing moments in so many places, unique scenes & occurrences in nature, & pictures of my assemblages. Some of my artwork has been a collaborative effort with my son along with the numerous poems and songs we wrote together.
I lost my 18-year-old son, Noah, to a tragic death in 2013. This heartbreak has been and continues to be a loss I simply haven't been able to recover from. I cannot say that the artwork that I have found necessary to create most of my terribly painful life has been a healing endeavor because of the magnitude and depth of my sorrows & illnesses. However, whether or not my personal art was once a therapeutic past time or a vital form of expression for my survival, I have tried to persevere in creating things through grueling pain.