I want to create something tangible out of the hidden and non-verbal places within me. I try to capture the elusiveness of the moment -using marks, imagery, & materials from my African, South Asian, and Middle Eastern travels, textures from natural fibers, fabric, and found materials, in my mixed media art and sculptures. I like both vibrant & earthy colors, plus elements that elicit the powerfulness and potential of the human mind. I love the complexity of combining seemingly incongruous elements made by both man and nature. Recently I've been creating hangings and 3D art that comment on ancient cultures and their influence on our past and present.