Pre 2001 at the coremixed media - 32"x16" (1998)Exploring the various parts of myself revealed the core. Double layers of glass create a depth and reflection.The doors open expanding the piece horizontally.remnantencaustic/mixed media/collage on canvas - 6"x6" (1999)A scrap of fabric from eighty years ago takes on a new meaning here. Hidden below its surface is a key and cedar sprig.pulling togetherencaustic/mixed media - 6"x6" (1999)Looking closely at nature reveals the beauty in each petal and leaf. These elements create a sense of balance and place.october walk around the gardenencaustic/mixed media - 12"x12" (1999)Wandering around the autumn garden, I collected whatever caught my eye. It was a sunny day and vibrant.it's in the detailsencaustic/mixed media - 19"x27" (1999)Hot and cool colours contain each other in this old printer's drawer. The shelf along the bottom can hold personal treasures or remain empty.buds for lifeencaustic/mixed media - 15"x48" (1999) Each square (not the corners) contains the same branch budding. From the closed bud to the full leaf, the mysterious process of growth is revealed.through the archwayencaustic/mixed media - 46"x16" (2000)Inspired by a Tennyson poem, this collage was commissioned as a homage to all life's experiences.healing workencaustic/mixed media - 46"x16" (2000) Made with healing plants, the echinacea in the center blooms in the brightness of the spring sun.coming into the lightencaustic/mixed media - 53"x24" (2000)This triptych was painted as a loved one was dying and the light was returning to the earth. Moving from darkness to light is a central theme.silenceencaustic/mixed media 2 x 7"x7" (2001)On summer days as a child, the silence of my grandmother's garden held and nourished me.sanctuary of homemixed media/collage - 48"x14" (2001)The safety and warmth found in a loving home are felt in this piece. Personal items given to me found their way into the collage. eg) roses, hydragenas, photos, to make it really "home".rememberingcollage/sewing on canvas - 2 x 8"8" (2001)Made tenderly and with love, these small collages contain iris and music and recall a particular time in my life.more than meets the eyeencaustic/mixed media/collage - 8"x8" (2001)Many layers cover the elements partially hidden in this painted collage. Looking closely reveals the images below.