Rooms in God’s House

Rooms in God’s House

28” Round

Fabric photo transfers, beads, acrylic paint, glass


In a Mayan ceremony, I was transported into an alternate reality, an intense, high velocity journey thru a kaleidoscope of crystalized worlds—churches, sacred places, nature, symbols, and portals.  This is my endeavor to recreate this fantastical experience and make sense of it; how close I felt to God.


“Wisdom is offered to me through shamanic training and world traveling is my inspiration. Making art pieces on concepts such as ‘forgiveness’ or ‘balance’ is my study of relationships with life. 

As I work my pieces, I can meditate on the aspects of the concept and work these perceptions into the construction for an evolving understanding of the original concept. I work with many materials; from hand-dyeing fabrics to painting, sewing, beading, collage.  

As I cultivate a piece, concepts develop further into the abstract, to ultimately create a story that is personal to me, but still open to free interpretation.”


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