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About Me

My Background

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I have a fascination for beads.  In my international work developing programs for preventing childhood blindness, I traveled throughout Asia and Africa.  From Kathmandu to Timbuktu, the unique designs of the beads represented a people and their culture.  I also spent years in Santa Fe and was inspired by the Native American spirit.  My muse is the single bead.  Whether it's Tibetan, African or Native American, I work to transform the bead into a current context.  I currently reside in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  My works have shown in New York City, Santa Fe, and Chapel Hill.