Drawing

In this body of work, a lace-like effect is achieved by layering threads of thought. The use of portraiture is an attempt to capture an essence of identity that while true to physical form, is not solely beholden to that form. This style is also a purposeful melding of meditation practices and creative process.

Pulsing │Ink on panel │ 10 x 10 x 2″ │ 2017 – Text excerpt: When you close your eyes Attention turns toward the inner glow Your heart sees by its own light. Pulsing with subtle flame…Life arises from itself In a swirling motion of flame. Being becomes body In meditation, adore the subtle fire — In heart, foreheads, above the head, Dissolve into radiance.
Rosy’s Bar and Grill │India ink on canvas│Text (from left to right):
Joyce Downing: “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou
Carol King: “Ella’s Song”, composed by Bernice Johnson Reagon
Linda Kay Davis: “No More Slavery”, composed by Ed Sanders of The Fugs
Tamara Severns: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Background Text: “Bread and Roses” by James Oppenheim
│ 24 x 36” │ 2017
The Wild Women of Kansas City │ Ink on paper │Text: (from left to right)
Millie Edwards Nottingham: “We Shall Overcome”
Geneva Price: “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” – Quote by Maya Angelou
Lori Tucker: “With God, all things are possible.”
Radiating Text: Excerpts from Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés
│ 22.75 x 34.75” │ 2017  │ KC Art Pie Podcast Interview with The Wild Women of KC
Arzie Umali │Ink on paper │Text: “Why Are There No Great Women Artists?” by Linda Nochlin │ 12 x 9” │ 2017 │ KC Art Pie Podcast Interview with Arzie
Gloria Vando Hickok │ India ink on paper │Text: The Collected Poems of Muriel Rukeyser │ 22.75 x 34.75” │ 2017 │ KC Art Pie Podcast Interview with Gloria
Elisabeth Kirsch │Ink on panel │ Text: “Awakening Loving-Kindness by Pema Chödrön │ 24 x 18” │ 2017  KC Art Pie Podcast Interview with Elisabeth
figurative portrait using layers of cursive writing. The human figure fades in and out with the writing.
Reading Between Lines │Ink on paper │ Text: Streaming consciousness │ 49.5 x 36″ │ 2014
Detail – Reading Between Lines │Ink on paper │ Text: Streaming consciousness │ 49.5 x 36″ │ 2014
Detail – Reading Between Lines │Ink on paper │ 44 x 30″ │ 2014
portrait ink black ink consisting of hand-written text, showing a figure pulling unknown object
Hauling │Ink on paper │ Text: “Cultivating the Witness” by Gina Caputo │27.5 x 22.5” │ 2016
I See You  │ Ink on paper │ Text:”Cultivating the Witness” by Gina Caputo │ 15 x 42 │ 2016
Self-portrait as Sutra │ Ink on paper │ 30-1/2 x -1/2″ │ 2014
Detail – Self-portrait as Sutra │ Ink on paper │ 30-1/2 x -1/2″ │ 2014
Bonsai Study No. 3 │Ink on paper │12 x 9″ │ 2016
Bonsai Study No. 2 │ Ink on paper │12 x 9″ │ 2016
Bonsai Study No. 1 │ Ink on paper │12 x 9″ │ 2016