A fresh, rare and curious perspective
Take a peek into my private world. Follow me as I discover the extraordinary in the ordinary. Step by step, I create collages to tell stories about the people I meet, the places I see, and the products I create or discover. Join me as I pull back the curtain to reveal the power and intrigue of the unknown.
With eyes wide open, I unravel the twisted treasures of life. Motifs, patterns and textures evolve into products and collections. Inspiration is everywhere and gently guides me to answer: What is now? What is new? What is next?
Crinkled Paper and Tears
The Mystery Woman
Anticipating an impending storm, I linger inside an empty café and ask for another cup of green tea. My mind is racing. I can't capture a coherent thought. Memories of better days battle with present turmoil and future possibilities. All attempts to stop the revolving tape are useless - but I continue to try. Fortunately, a woman pacing
Dressed in Red
Confidence • Courage • Change
The carefree laughter leaves our home the instant the door closes behind Johnny. My mother swoops me up into her arms and whispers, "I'm sorry." I don't understand what's happening, but I sense overwhelming despair and begin to cry - I am eight years old.
A glass shatters, and I return to
Entertaining at Her Private Table
As Aunt Esther and I approach the piano bar at the Daniel Boone Hotel in downtown Charleston, West Virginia, the music and laughter get increasingly louder. Then as always, she takes my hand, and together we sashay through the open doorway. Another exciting Thursday evening begins. Aunt Esther dances off into the
An Unknown Future
Huddled in an Alcove
There was a time I would pass Noi almost daily as I walked along Changklan Road in Chiang Mai, Thailand. If she were not awkwardly lugging the colorful bags used to store the Hmong Hill Tribe textiles she would attempt to sell wherever she could, I would see her huddled in an abandoned alcove near Anusarn Market sleeping.