The Map Home 1, 2, 3

These gouache and wax resist paintings on paper are the most
recent additions to my "Making Honey" series. Originally I
entitled the smaller studies "Inside Looking Out", inside
a honey comb and looking into the sun.

Bees are dying

faster than they can replace themselves
and so are my excuses
for losing the map home.
The first memory of that place,
and all its nectars
are in a blurry path back to
Finnish raspy words buzzing above
the drone of the hive
Grandma Helen is clearly the queen
as we hover around her.
In the sticky sun, our daughters hang on
as my mom reads aloud on the throne
the map faintly appears on my face
I look away,



more or enough?

This painting is also part of my "Making Honey" series.
I temporarily hung More in the jackpine site. Later, I
block-printed the wrapped sheep.

sewing pattern paper, paint, ink, 20" x 90"

Are the words getting eaten or released?

Making Honey: Labor, Rest, & Light

This video is a part of my "Making Honey" series of
sculptures and paintings. It documents the process of
hand-crocheting (my hands as the crochet needles)
wire hive-form sculptures--followed by rest and light.