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As a young girl growing up in the Pocono Mountains, I spent many a long summer day hiking around my family’s mountain, gathering bouquets of Queen Ann's Lace and turning over rocks to see what worlds lived underneath. Tired feet were cooled in the rocky streams, while I kept watch on the progress of the beaver family’s dam. In complicated times, refuge was found on a soft patch of moss, encircled by tall pines.

This experience outdoors fostered a sense of interconnectedness to the earth and a deep appreciation for the organic form.

Now living by the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, I find myself drawing on these memories along with my current landscape to honor and explore the shapes, forms and textures that contribute to the poetry of our lives.

A portion of proceeds are donated to women’s causes in underserved communities around…

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  • Born on September 29
  • Joined January 7, 2008

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As a young girl growing up in the Pocono Mountains, I spent many a long summer day hiking around my family’s mountain, gathering bouquets of Queen Ann's Lace and turning over rocks to see what worlds lived underneath. Tired feet were cooled in the rocky streams, while I kept watch on the progress of the beaver family’s dam. In complicated times, refuge was found on a soft patch of moss, encircled by tall pines.

This experience outdoors fostered a sense of interconnectedness to the earth and a deep appreciation for the organic form.

Now living by the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, I find myself drawing on these memories along with my current landscape to honor and explore the shapes, forms and textures that contribute to the poetry of our lives.

A portion of proceeds are donated to women’s causes in underserved communities around the world. For more information about the causes I support, go to www.mantragems.com.

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