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Illuminated works 2004-2018

I began gilding paper in 2003.

Inspired by glimpses of glitter in the early morning while sitting in silence at dawn in the garden; I tried to find a way to reveal that beautiful world in my work. Reaching back into my roots as a jewelry designer, I began to powder gold leafing and mix it into my paints.

Over time I began to gild the works and found a silence in the metal that was more revealing than the garden in the morning.

The illuminated works have taken me deeper into the unseen worlds and are the bridge that connects all my work.

Finding silence in the everyday reminds us we are one with all beings and the earth herself.