My current body of work reflects my reactions to the world around me — politics, social justice issues, community interactions, or my environment. We have had our share of difficult years, trying to navigate turbulent political forces and social injustices that continually occur in our society. I have recently moved from an urban environment, Evanston, Illinois, to a more rural environment, Gig Harbor, Washington. My tone has changed. We have a new president and I am surrounded by water and greenery that I am in awe of everyday; now there is more peace and more solitude in my life. Even so, deep concerns still remain and some of my newer pieces display these emotions. I make art out of the need to react, to express, and to reflect.