WALDO DREAMS of TANGO

in the late 90s, I was living in Cerrillos, New Mexico, and had a friend named Bin. She was also a stone carver, and had an enormous Newfie/Lab mix dog named Waldo. The top ridge of Waldo’s back was level with my hip. He loved to lean. If you weren’t … Continue reading

INTO the LIGHT

When I left New Zealand to come back to Hawaii in 2002, I was delighted to be back in the States, but also terrified that I wouldn’t be able to make it. I had almost no money with me, so I had to take a job. The only one I … Continue reading

JOURNEY MASTER Painting

When I lived in Gore NZ as Artist-in-Residence, I was 3000 miles from home, alone, with almost no money – yet somehow I was able to get by and even have lots of fun, in spite of the several emotional whammos I went through. I kept having these dreams of … Continue reading

Pele’s Story: The Painting ‘Pele Searches for Her New Home’

The Fire Goddess of Hawai’i This painting, Pele Searches for Her New Home, tells a little-talked-about part of the legend of Pele, the Fire Goddess of Hawaii. Usually… Most times you see Pele depicted as firey and angry, bursting out of or in a volcano, with lava and fire and … Continue reading