Travel gave me a passion for human rights. I make Neighbor sculptures in honor of the world’s people. Gathering textile scraps from travels, I add fibers, rust, and found objects. I stitch and glue, paint, hammer and wire, building sculptural figures layer by layer on industrial cardboard tubes. Tangled threads in my work represent human to human connection. Rust represents the beauty of change and wisdom of age. Mirror fragments reflect aspects of Neighbors that could be us.
Street Children have origin in the same spirit of equality. I paint mixed-media canvases and stitch small garments on rusty rebar to evoke the truth of homeless, displaced, and indigenous children I’ve known and seen.
My artwork in a contribution to human rights. It is a visible form of my wish for world peace.