In my own style of mixed media micrography, I hand-write poems, quotes, and speeches in ink, clay or layers of glass, creating images made up only of words. I was delighted to stumble on the term micrography – literally, “small writing” – long after (decades, actually) I had copied down an entire textbook chapter as my allowed 3” x 5” card-sized “cheat sheet” for a sixth grade Social Studies exam. Around 2003 I used my obsessively neat handwriting to create a very large family tree in the form of a weeping willow… and I was hooked.
Apart from a brief stint at Rhode Island School of Design, workshops at the Ink Shop and CSMA in Ithaca and art courses at Hofstra and Cornell, I am mostly self-taught. I have been a member of the Greater Ithaca Art Trail since 2004 (with the exception of 2018), and sell my work at fairs throughout the Northeast as well as locally (please see my website for my show schedule). I am also a registered nurse, an avid geocacher, potter, traveler, and animal lover, and use my varied experiences as inspiration for my art.
Studio Location Specifics:
We are 1.7 miles west of the Perry City intersection on Route 227. My studio is upstairs above our small greenhouse.