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Stories From My 2017 Solo Show – An Open Window

Living in a Chinese city that is majority Muslim, there are mosques on every corner like there are churches on every corner in the United States’ Bible belt.  Though I felt very comfortable with many aspects of the new culture

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An Open Window

Open your windows and your doors.  Behind and beyond the walls there is belonging.  Enter in. The first piece completed for my solo show coming April 2017.  I was spending a lot of time looking at Robert Henri paintings while

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There are Winds of Heaven in this Stuff of Earth

In a small village in Yunnan, China, a woman rummages through fabric at an outdoor market.  I saw a lot of beauty in the mundane errand she was checking off her to do list.  Echoes of Rich Mullins’ lyrics run

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Weight of the Mundane

We visited the southern province of Yunnan, China in 2009 and got to venture out to a remote village nearby.  This woman was selling some veggies alongside a handful of other women.  I felt so far from these women so

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Finding Connection in Relationships

This is a memory  of a moment in our neighborhood in China.  I’m pregnant with my son and met these two Hui ladies who were also pregnant with their first babies. It was Ramadan and a beautiful summer day. I

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DUE WEST 2015 and “She Remembers the Meat Market”

My desire for this series is to explore the anonymity of modern life and ask the question, “Can we have community and be tied to each other in our polarized opinions and convictions, in the places we are different or opposed, and choose to love one another?”

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Sing, Mary, Sing

The line between joy and grief are blurred in our walk with the Lord.

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