"Maternal" - Dye of Silk - 15" x 28" - For Sale - My husband had lung cancer when we were first married. My son Chad was only 2 weeks old, and we were told if Duane survived, there would be no more children. Miraculously, Duane survived, and I had my second son Eric three years later. For me this was proof that God alone is in control of life and death. The vibrant colors of silk dye help me depict that.
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"La Musica Adentro in Color" - Dye on Silk - 18" x 24" - Sold - This was inspired by listening to my teen son Chad play and sing on his guitar in his room. The vibrancy of color transfers to music. Music is another mystery of God’s creation.
"Creation" - Dye on Silk - 28" x 24" framed and matted - For Sale - Here the hand of God symbolically cradles a budding life.
"Imaging" - Dye on Silk - 60" x 15" - Sold - When my husband had a PET scan, I was mesmerized by the blue glow contrasted with the reds, indicating Cancer. How could something so beautiful be so devastating?
"Maternal" - Dye on Silk - 60" x 15" - For Sale at Paris Gibson Art Museum online sale now - As mothers we love our children as they grow within us.
"A Mother's Greatest Feat" - Dye on Silk - 29 " x 35" framed and matted For Sale - As my boys grew into teenagers, motherhood became tense and painful. One day someone asked me to symbolically depict my greatest feat. After years of trying to control rebellious teens, I knew I had to let go, a mother's greatest feat. The red smoke has the word “enojado,” anger in Spanish. This floats up while the mother’s hand desperately grips her son, which pours out into the hand of God. “Hijo”, son in Spanish, is written in the water. By giving our children back to God, we can find peace. Children are gifts from God, which we only have temporarily. The Bible also has references to Jesus and God as the living water. While I was making this, a dear friend of mine lost her 18 year old son in a tragic hunting accident. I realized that letting go sometimes means giving our children back to God permanently, even in death.
"La Musica Adentro in Blue" - Dye on Silk - 18" x 24" - Sold - I wanted to play with value alone with the same symbolic design that I did in wild colors. This piece was selected for the Paris Gibson Art Auction.
"Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder" - Dye on Silk - 20" x 16" - For Sale - This piece comes from just admiring nature and the inability of the human eye to express the grandness of it.
"Arbol de La Vida" Full View
Segment of "Create in Me a Clean Heart" - Dye on Silk over wire sculpture - for the Great Falls Urban Art Project 2014. Artists take an entire downtown display window and transform it into an installation art piece. More photos of the project appear on the events page. My images came from the human condition of self-deprecation, a negative cycle of guilt for failing God, self, and others. Having God conform us through grace and forgiveness can be a life-long, painful process. If we cannot forgive ourselves and accept grace, we will struggle to forgive others. I will use this as a preliminary idea for a future two demential piece.
"Dar la Luz in Gray" - Full View - This piece focuses on my themes of motherhood and the gifts of life.
"Dar La Luz in Color" (To give light or birth) - Dye on Silk Scarf (which can be hung, framed, or worn)- 52" x 8" ( Top section shown) - For Sale at Paris Gibson Museum Store - I wanted to concentrate on vibrant colors in this along with the theme of motherhood and life again.
"Dar la Luz in Color" - Full View