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a bit about the artist

As a native New Orleanian, art infiltrated my childhood and my senses. Architectural studies led me to a BFA in ceramic sculpture, emphasising drawing and installations. Ten years forward, and I found myself repeating the calling as an MFA. Through the years, my training has encompassed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Meditation Practices, Embodyoga, and other healing modalities. Eventually the art and the contemplative merged within my work and pedagogy. Teaching opportunities with groups and individuals — art and interdisciplinary courses at Washington University; an art residency and guest lectureship at the National Institute of Design in Gujarat, India; cancer centers; women’s groups; and community arts organizations — reflect a rich exploration of artistic insights while midwifing a deeper inner process.

Commissioned public art sculptures can be seen in permanent collections of the city of Knoxville, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and at institutes and colleges across the US. Some published works include Advances in Body-Mind Medicine by Advances Journal, 500 Tiles: An Inspiring Collection of International Work, 500 Raku: Bold Explorations of a Dynamic Ceramics Technique both published by Lark Publications and recently, illustrations for the songbook Rise Again issued by Hal Leonard Corp. I am currently working on a book project, thematically integrating my varied interests in a sweet studio settling over looking a mountain range, a pond and awesome sunsets in New England.

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