My work has always been a reflection of events, real and physiological in my life or in the lives of those around me. So in that way my work has been about the natural weather in our lives between turbulent and calm times. Between hope and despair. Really about our broken places and how we deal with them. During my professional journey, I lived and taught abroad in Costa Rica, Japan, Peru and South Africa. While in Kyoto for five years, I fell in love with Washi (handmade paper) and studied with a master papermaker. My work since then uses handmade paper and a myriad of fiber and paper techniques. I currently teach at the Art League School in Alexandria and Pyramid Atlantic in Hyattsville and have a studio at DC Studio Arts in Takoma DC.