journal summer 2014




land and sea passage ~ 2014 public artwork

commission installed in Valdez, Alaska

In July, I attended and piano-serenaded the wedding of a dear friend in Anchorage. I then picked up another good friend at the airport and we drove to Valdez to install new artwork at Gilson Middle School.  The vibrant suspended mural is over 26 feet wide. Click or tap on the photo to see more...



city of lacey art purchase

The City of Lacey, Washington has purchased Morpho Peleides, a glowing blue butterfly dye-painted on silk and framed under glass.

The artwork is displayed at the Lacey Senior Center in Lacey, Washington. I'm always pleased when my artwork brings beauty and comfort to people in various settings. I'm honored to have my work in this newly remodeled facility.

Click or tap on photos to see more...





An artist reception on Friday, June 6 was well-attended. I enjoyed meeting other artists whose work is included in the collection.



north cascades kayaking

Here are some photos of my summer, solo kayak trip in the North Cascades. Click or tap here to see the photo story. Enjoy!






summer flowers

A warm spring delivered early blooms this year. Click or tap on the photo to see more.







significance in being ~ Be silk scarves

For those curious about my Be silk scarves, I've posted information on silk care, display options, and the significance behind the series title "Be."

Click on the links below to see the pages:
silk care
displaying silk
significance in Be-ing

gallery of Be silk scarves




featured links



Macroscape Slides

Three new glass artworks resembling over-sized microscope slides measure two feet high by six feet wide. Each artwork is uniquely created in mouth-blown art glass laminated onto dichroic float glass. They are installed in the Margaret Murie Life Sciences Building at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.



Illuminated Passage

This suspended mural of dye-painted silk measures over 300 square feet. For Liberty Middle School in Spanaway, Washington, it depicts junior high years in a metaphor of a river passing through a canyon.
I love it. It turned out to be all I hoped for and more. Read more...



Experimental Image Glass

I continue to collaborate with Seattle glassblower Jim Flanagan to create gently abstracted imagery within colored glass. Click here or on the photo at right to see our most recent sheets of blown glass (and scroll down, as the newest work is near the bottom). 



Tree of Life

Commissioned for a thriving church in the town of Dunwoody, near Atlanta, Georgia.






This mural in dye-painted silk was commissioned for Katchemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College of the University of Alaska. Discovery was installed in Homer, Alaska, in June of 2012. Read more...



Generations: Incubation

Kenai Peninsula College etched mouth-blown glass public art installation

Click here to read about Generations.

Here is a link to KPC installation photos




stone impressions - watch the art-making process on video

People often ask me how I create a stone lithograph. It's hard to explain in words so I have a short video that shows the process.

Click here for photos and video on stone impressions.





2011 nest images on cotton paper

Click here to see photos of ten new images completed in January 2011




song project - upward call

Read about our spring 2011 kids' pop song project at upward call. Or click on the photo at right to listen to the song or buy it...




silk rivers

Check out my recent river silks inspired by and modeled after the beautiful Fremont antique glass we used for the Kenai Peninsula College installation.




My Grandma's name, Florence, means "to flower" as in the sense of a blossom. And 2012's flowers were an explosion of color. See photos in her memory...



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