Artist's Statement: The Inspiration
In 1993 two events simultaneously collided to shift something profound inside my heart. I met and married my best friend and partner, Mexican-born sculptor Francisco Salgado and began a course of study in Art Therapy. My unique point of view culminates from a variety of interests and pursuits over my professional and personal life.
As an art therapist and photographer, I revel in the psychological perceptions within the art-making and viewing experience. I explore emotion and creativity, mining for an inner wonderland of experience from childhood memories, trauma and inner longings. This is what compels my work, and is the soul of much of my body of work.