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I used to keep little treasures in my slant top desk when I was a kid. I liked all sorts of little things and was very organized and meticulous. Often, I had lots of one item and didn't know back then that I liked multiples. Maybe it was because I grew up as a outsider.

I was born in a refugee camp and emigrated with my parents as a little girl. Anything I owned was a precious thing and as I grew up I felt compelled to collect unusual items. I still make and collect things, but as an adult I've gotten a little more sophistticated with my own artwork and my myriad collections. My treasures cross over into my artwork and back again and sometimes lead me down a path I don't even know is there til I'm standing in the middle.

I am a mixed media artist living and working in Northern California. I grew up in the Midwest and had a complete life…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 16
  • Joined August 13, 2011

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cigar boxes, vintage, collectible, voodoo, dolls, scarabs, found objects, textiles, natural elements, beads, insects, junk

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I used to keep little treasures in my slant top desk when I was a kid. I liked all sorts of little things and was very organized and meticulous. Often, I had lots of one item and didn't know back then that I liked multiples. Maybe it was because I grew up as a outsider.

I was born in a refugee camp and emigrated with my parents as a little girl. Anything I owned was a precious thing and as I grew up I felt compelled to collect unusual items. I still make and collect things, but as an adult I've gotten a little more sophistticated with my own artwork and my myriad collections. My treasures cross over into my artwork and back again and sometimes lead me down a path I don't even know is there til I'm standing in the middle.

I am a mixed media artist living and working in Northern California. I grew up in the Midwest and had a complete life there before I moved to Mexico and CA in late 70s. Currently, I paint in Mexico during the winter and work in mixed media here at Studio 551. I'm always looking for something unique to treasure for awhile. Collections come and go and sometimes I'll offer my personal items to you for your own collections. I am ready to share my specials with you.

I have been travelling to Yelapa, Jalisco since 1977 and it's like a second home. I live outside in an open house as close to nature as I can get. My paintings and assemblages are stories of events in my life and some just come from dreams or when I let my imagination wander unchecked.

I did the gallery scene in the 90's in LA, Santa Fe, Tucson, SF, and Santa Cruz. It was great fun. Now I work for myself and want to share my creations and collections with you.

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