I work from the insight that art is a form of social material. It is how I make sense of everyday experiences, especially the more unexplainable parts of existence.   My art is meant to mediate and inform. It has to do with a sense of beauty, magic, and finding grace.  It all comes from my personal life, reflected by lore, stories and myths. It is grounded in my past and in my heritage. The materials I use and my subject matters are traditionally female.  I love working with "women's" materials, fibres, beads, and craft materials, as well as painting themes that lend themselves to a woman's perspective. Much of my art making is creating problems and then solving them.