with time and artistic expression have been two constants in my
life. Gates of Wisdom timepieces bring these together in a form
of kinetic wall sculpture. The pieces are less about representing
what time it is and more about an aesthetic representation of
the passage of time.
used are primarily tile, glass, beads and metal in various forms.
But anything may be used; an old shingle and river rocks, found
objects such as rusty iron picked up on walks, or aluminum flashing
and screening picked up in the hardware store.
of the pieces are obviously clocks. Others represent time as the
stately movement of shapes, colors or patterns. Some require thinking
(if one wants to know what time it is!) and others contain surprising
twists of design. But they all bring me visual pleasure in the
passage of time.
began making small versions of Gates of Wisdom clocks many years
ago, using patterns from wrapping paper on matte board. The clocks
were less than 6 inches square and came with a table stand. Being
unique, they sold well at craft shows one year, but I found that
churning out many of the same designs wasn't satisfying. The current
process of creating each unique clock, exploring a theme in a
series of clocks, or expanding the techniques and media to other
objects like magnets and bookends, is very fulfilling. Ideas tumble
into my mind at a furious pace; I'll never have enough time to
realize them all.
life-long resident of Northern Colorado, my educational credentials
are in biology and higher education, however creativity is fundamental
to any work I do. Right now it's art,fiction, and grant writing.