Moth to the Flame

I live a rural married life in Ojo Caliente, NM, a settlement not far from Santa Fe and Taos.
I've felt at times like a moth to a flame; but a little singeing also kindles compassion.

My creativity has shifted, particularly since leaving a career in technical communication in Silicon Valley. I've created ceramic mosaics (wall hangings and residential architectural installations), taken part in Las Comadres, a women's coop gallery in Taos, and exhibited elsewhere.

More recently, a lifelong interest in gardening and drawing flowers has led to studying botanical illustration at the Denver Botanical Gardens. I attend a life drawing group that has been ongoing in some form for at least forty years. Almost daily, I’m drawing or working in water media or oils or photographing. My art is an exploration of sight, interpretation, sensation and time.

I write. I published a biography, Violeta Parra: By the Whim of the Wind, sparked by experiences as a free-lance photojournalist in Chile. Shorter pieces have seen print in regional newspapers and periodicals.

Vignettes toward a website-in-progress.