I am a multi-disciplinary artist with over 30 years experience as a professional creative entrepreneur, designer and teacher. I work with whatever media seems appropriate to the project. I am accomplished with traditional media, such as paint and pencil; craft and everyday materials like fiber, flowers and objects or digital software, photography and video.
In 1988, I started Younger Knits. As part of the second wave of the wearable art movement, my knit and dyed garments were represented by galleries nationwide and the finest craft shows on both coasts. They have been exhibited in art wear exhibits in museums in the San Francisco and Boston area, as well as featured in magazines like Ornament, Fiberarts, Threads and The Crafts Report.
While building my knit business, I art directed the fashion shoots that documented my work for jury slides. These images were featured on the cover of Ornament in 1999 and The Crafts Report in 2006, as well as, show announcements, posters and ads for many of the major craft shows on both coasts.
I am trained as a Shambhala Art teacher. This program based on the teachings of Chӧgyam Trungpa Rinpoche explores the creative process as a meditative practice and a means to wake oneself up to things as they are. Through non-aggression, both towards oneself and others it is possible to create work that opens the mind of both the maker and the viewer.
I completed a MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College, with a focus on contemplative art, Buddhism and photography/video/installation in December, 2008. I live in the San Francisco East Bay where I teach photography, creating and meditation. I also mindfully design interior spaces, both residential and commercial, as my business, inSite Contemplative Design. I am now guiding clients in how to create their vision through my coaching services. What would you love to create?
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