I began my life as an artist, in 1981, with hand papermaking.† For about two years I was obsessed with making paper from any conceivable fiber, experimenting with different pulps and getting to the point of being able to produce the effects I wanted.† Then, with stacks of handmade paper all over the house, I began to make large collages and to experiment with various modes of printmaking.

This period of intense exploration lasted for about 12 years. I still experiment, of course, but I did find some forms and strategies that work well for what I want to express. Assemblage, collage paintings, and bricolage sculptures that incorporate ephemera, found objects and images, as well as printed and drawn images, became and remain my preferred forms. Many pieces deal with Feminist content. The political, autobiographical and narrative elements typical of the Feminist Art Movement are a major part of my work.

On a parallel track, I began making artistsí books in 1991. I make unique, rather than editioned, books that function as sculptural objects. I also use related formats, such as accordion books and altered books.

In 2005 I was awarded an artistís residency at the Jentel Foundation in Wyoming. Applying for and receiving this fellowship was a turning point in my development and identity as an artist. I began, at that point, to see visual storytelling as a primary focus of my art work.