The inspiration for “Handyman,” an original mixed-media collage, is from an old quip of my mother’s regarding marriage. She would always say that a woman needed two husbands: one to talk to and one to fix things. I am already blessed with a wonderful husband to talk to, so I fabricated my own handyman. 2008
Original mixed-media on panel.
My mixed media panels have a very different compositional approach from my paintings. I find myself increasingly looking for intersection in my private and public lives as a mother, a woman, an artist, a writer, a gardener, as a citizen in my local community and at large. I am using my next show to examine overlap. My creative process is inspired by the rhythm, the chaos, and considerations of my life — and by poetry, literature, and especially by the natural world.
The piece: 12 x 14 inches