I like being called a basket maker. What I do utilizes the historical techniques of basketry, but in a contemporary sculptural way. Basket makers must be painstakingly patient and have a deep understanding of nature, using natural materials in a sustainable way. I like to think that what I do honors basket makers throughout history, the natural environment, and what has historically been considered traditional
As a visual artist, I can be a storyteller too. Living near the ocean in Santa Barbara, I am inspired to shine a light on our beautiful environment by my choice of subject as well as by the local natural materials that I am choosing to create my baskets. I strive to inspire others to find beauty, diversity, deeper meaning and understanding; to question and participate in making change, and to care for and protect our world.
A big job for one small basket.