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My work investigates the texture of social relationships, landscape and myth through painting, poetry and travel. I continue to explore abstract expressions of identity, family secrets and the unconscious in an effort to communicate the unsaid, the forgotten, and the textural history of memory and its absence. My work is rich with symbols: buttons, thread, linens and windows, doors, circles & shapes. I love scratching the surface with graphite and recently am exploring how to include text and the collage of images (my own), in the way of a poet per se and not a scientist. Nothing is exact. I leave much to the imagination but in a way I hope is both revealing and inviting.