Mary Raised A Fine Son
"I grew up in Asheville, NC and moved to St. Pete
and have been here, in Florida, for 20 years or so.
I am a musician and an artist and a secretary, you know how
modern women have to survive.
Most of my art is made out of left overs.
I make a lot of smaller shrines out of tin boxes and
bottle caps. anything that would normally be put
into a garbage heap, I try to make into something beautiful.
The larger shrines are made from wood that I find,
or people give me. I love it when I come upon a pile of old
kitchen cabinets, kitchen drawers make excellent shrines.
I love to find leftovers from construction projects.
Broken tile, scraps of wood in unusual shapes.
I try to make all of it into something new."
"I usually can find all kinds of words when I am describing my art
.... But, lately...I haven't been able to think clearly...
I lost my Mom this week and it has been consuming me.
all the details and all the sadness...
...and then here I go and do this shrine about a great Mom
... so now I am dedicating this piece to "Bunky" Moss...
who was my Mom...
and who taught me to be clever with my hands
and who taught me to make things out of whatever I could find
...and who taught me to tread lightly on this planet... Here ya go, Bunky.."