For a long time I have wanted to incorporate rocks or stones into my artwork. I love rock formations and feel a certain affinity with the sizes, shapes, forms, colors etc that are inherent with stones; they seem such a metaphor for life. This morning there was a post from Robert Ginn about the meaning of obos, the stacking if stones, often three, to mark a place along a trail or other place. This struck me as the perfect way to put stones into paintings, marking my way along the journey of painting.
I have been painting for many years in several different media and have won awards in juried shows and had one-woman and small group shows. The learning aspect of painting has been a great joy and driving force for me. For the past few years I have become interested in abstract work and have been studying how to understand abstract work and how to do it.