Looking back on my childhood, I can recognize an innate connection with weaving. Small projects that kept my hands busy were not only a source of pleasure, but of something deeper within; one of the very essential parts of who I am today. Once I was introduced to basketry, I realized my curiosities had lead me to exactly where I was meant to be.
My formal education includes a bachelors of science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, but it is my informal education I value most. Whether it be a summer interning for a cheese maker on a diary farm, learning to forage wild edibles or countless trips to work with basket makers from around the globe. All these experiences add to the richness of who I am today.
I am a mother of two boys, a licensed massage therapist, a kayak fanatic, a wild yeast bread baker, a mushroom hunter, teacher, photographer, seed saver and dreamer.
My experience as an artist has only just begun, but isn't the utmost joy found in watching the seed grow?
Mikhail Zakin Gallery, NJ - Salon 561 - 9/17-10/17
Crafts in Ridgewood, NJ - 11/17/17-11/18/17
Belskie Museum of Art and Science, NJ - 11/12/17 -12/3/17
Teachers I have learned from...