Our lives are meant to do something.
To have a hopeful outcome is to experience joy.
Some people experience life with sunken resentment. I use art to slog through the
morass of obstacles set before me. Otherwise I’d slay those who stand in my way.

Unbridled– joy, loss, rage, joy– is my treatise on the passage of womanhood from
the 1950s to today. This work has moved me from collecting wedding dresses and
the comments from the women who wore them, to the ongoing study of the black belt
with all its meanings, to the shed skins of Exuvia and, back again, to present the
empty dresses in a new way.

With authentic reverence, the beauty of darkness and light holds the conflicts of
joy, loss, rage and joy in the full circle of life.