Fantasy, especially fairies, has always characterized my work as an artist.
My fairies have always been what most people respond to. I believe that is because they awaken a part inside of a person that needs to be awakened. I like the idea of reclamation–giving new life to found materials. I often draw my inspiration from the world of nature. Many of my pieces incorporate natural elements.
I love that my dolls begin from elements from the earth held together by water and then fire to form their porcelain bodies, which are then clothed in antique textiles salvaged from other lives and other times. Acorn caps, lichens, dried flowers, insect wings all become elements for my exploration. I love giving these unconventional natural materials a new life in a new form.