Older Folks

The images of older folks whom I meet on the street are among my favorites. Etched into faces and revealed in unique styles or personality are hints of diverse and often surprising personal backgrounds and accomplishments.

Urban Markings in Encaustics 2021

Increasingly I search the streets of my urban world, often seeing beauty where others may not.  Discarded objects, recycled materials, graffiti, torn flyers, rusted metal all provide a bridge between my inner world and the outer landscape of urbanization and globalization. I apprehend and appreciate the life and beauty that urbanity offers us– weathered through time, distinguished by history, and marked by human presence.

Searching For Shangri-La

This series of photographs provide a glimpse into various auspicious aspects of Tibetan culture, from the rigor of Philosophical Debate, to the daily ritual of Attending Temple, to the cleansing of the sacred Tibetan Buddhist Manuscripts.

The Hiking Club; A Vocabulary Of Yearning

This current project titled “The Hiking Club; A Vocabulary of Yearning” intertwines landscape, trees and the sublime in nature with the story of being the daughter of an immigrant. The works bring together nature and society and address an inheritance of longing. The project is homage to landscape and trees, as well as to the lost utopian ideals of Simmel’s father and the woods in which he wandered.