Western Massachusetts 1995-2003

Recovering from an environmental illness dominated this period of work, as well as becoming a mom for the first and only time at the age of 41. A small studio in the Art Bank in Shelburne Falls promoted satisfying sessions of creative work. After working solely on the computer during the worst parts of the illness, there was enormous gratitude for the ability to paint and draw again. Some of this work is about healing, some is about processing the pain of being exposed to pesticides at an early age and a few works explored the spiritual aspects of healing. The photo/text piece, (Safe) Tastes, was commissioned by Nancy Braver for a show she curated for the 18th Street Art Complex in Santa Monica. She sent all the participants a dental dam, one of the new devices being promoted for safe sex, and asked everyone to respond to it. This was a part of my response.