Artist Statement

Treads is my rubber soul. As a kid, I loved riding motorcycles. As an adult, I love riding on their backs, wind in my face and the thrill of going fast. Now I paint with re-purposed motorcycle tires. With each painting I create, I wonder…where has this tire traveled? I imagine somewhere beautiful and an exhilarating ride; then I feel exhilarated too, as I imprint my own life with this evolving adventure. Whether I am painting a canvas or designing silk, I love the ride!