I’m a bay area transplant, calling myself an artmakerpoet in that life–and now that I’ve relocated to Crestline in the pandemic, I’m calling myself in this phase of my creative life, the Crestline Creatrix. My focus, here, is on eco-art installation and education for sustainability sanity.
I’ve long admired the bay area’s recology artist-in-residence program–inviting artists to make from what gets brought to the dump as a means of reducing landfill and inviting viewers and collectors to re-think a disposable world of waste.
I make art out of the stuff I use in life, and employ creativity and art making as a way to stay engaged in personal transformation, and to keep learning and shifting and deepening in my understanding of impossible to understand things.
I have a MA degree in Transformative Art with a focus on Art and Healing–using art to transform the individual, the dyad, the family, the community and the earth. I believe full and free expression can be beautiful, bring us together as human beings in all our vulnerabilities and bravado, and help us to help each other in solving climate crisis and ecological and emotional devastation.
I know art saves my life–and so I do a bit of artmaking as a way of staying alive. I have a 12 year live out loud and press the publish button practice on facebook, and have been an artmakerpoet in the bay area for 25 years. 30 years ago I had an LA art life–and now, for the rest of my allotment of life, I intend to be making eco art, providing eco art opportunities to the wider San Bernadino County communities, and watching the intricate way the trees grow in my own backyard.
Happy to provide transformative art education, art and healing ceremonies and encounters, and poetic medicine exploration with all who choose to partake. Collaboration is my favorite art form–and finding my merry band of makers in the mountains will be my honor, privilege and joy.