Through my tai chi practice I became interested in Chinese medicinal herbs and acupuncture. These practices are linked through eastern philosophies based in energy that moves through the body – our essential chi. Chinese Medicine works to keep the pathways where chi travels open and vital.

Fascinated with the energetics of movement, I began working with medicinal herbs in photographic montages, scanning small pieces of herbs and digitally composing large scale images. After completing a series of single herb portraits, I learned that working with herbs in my art is powerful medicine. Being conscious of energetic properties introduced into a space by the herb prints, I created formulas composed of several herbs that contain balanced, healing intentions.

Page from my notebook on herbs; Detail of Mu Tong/Clematis Vine print.

Signed Artist Proofs of these and additional herbs are available. Printed with archival inks on Arches watercolor paper, 30" x 22.5"



2015, Element of Wood, Solo show including Chines Herb Photomontages and Beetle Wood series.
2012, Art and Science, Poudre Art Gallery, Fort Collins, CO
2011, Solo show, Pathways to Wellness, Fort Collins, CO
2008, Science of Healing, Solo show, Seattle Healing Arts Center, Seattle, WA
2007, Print Invitational, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
2007, Print Arts, University House Wallingford, Seattle, WA
2007, Convergence, 14 Emerging Northwest Artists, Burien Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006, Medicinal Herbs, Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006, Specimen, Allied Arts, Bellingham, WA

Follow me on Instagram