The art here is inspired by the Great American Prairie. It is an examination of the earth and its urging for us to journey through life with vigor and blaze a trail. My artistic inspirations are the land, sky, storm and wind along with Plains wisdom and a dose of folklore.
From my studio on Fossil Lake, I study prairie life. Here the grassland teaches there is a eternal cycle to things that helps our spiritual understanding of life and gives us guidance to move forward despite challenges.
Bending tall grass teach resilience. Fossilized limestone reminds us time is fleeting. Tornados destroy but prepare the land for newness.
To help you grow closer to this earth wisdom, I use materials carefully selected from prairie wanderings, such as limestone, Cottonwood bark, plant ash, soil, rainwater and native grass. Elements are folded into paint or used in mark making to create truly unique pieces that share nature's story of transformation.
The Kansas motto - Ad Astra per Aspera- aptly describes the prairie mentality, to the stars through difficulties. It's that notion that while we may struggle from time to time to find our footing in life, the path forward makes us stronger.