I am a Canadian storyteller, photographer, artist, humor writer, creative, lucky wife, mama to a homicidal millennial Turtle (Zoo) and two obnoxious spoiled pups (Freddy & Carmela), former Critical Care RN, living with a brain injury (aka Bertha).
My previous works were influenced by the stories I saw travelling the world. But that has changed in the last few years courtesy of a car accident and "Bertha" (my ever present head injury).
"Bertha" has not only radically changed the way I perceive and process information, she has influenced how my creative endeavors translates into a final product. This shift has inspired works that explore the sense of disjointedness and chaos that comes with a brain injury.
Whether or not the creative force behind the story is Bertha or something else (e.g my reactive little dog that constantly barks profanities at the neighbors...heavens help me), I always use humor and my art to re-frame life in a positive way. I love to tell my stories from the view point of the darker places. I have always believed that the richest stories of humanity are found in those spaces where light encroaches on darkness. I never find these shadow spaces to be sinister; instead they are filled with optimism, hope and joy. That positivity is what you will see in all my works; spanning the range from photography to mixed media pieces to encaustic paintings.
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