For me, making art is a spiritual practice. It’s meditative and intuitive. I work in mixed media and address the complexity of being a spiritual being in physical form. I’m a writer as well and journal daily around this topic. I use my ripped up journals in most of my work; they're symbolic of releasing the past. My journals have an energy all their own, and I enjoy the patterns of the words and seeing which pieces of my writing want to make their way into a composition. The image of the dove comes in and out of my art as a reminder to stay tuned to the spiritual. I prepare for a series by journaling and collecting materials and color combinations that spark interest. I aim to create a higher vibrational, visceral experience through balance, color and texture. My work as an artist is to stay inspired, use what I have, and communicate the Great Mystery expressing itself through me.