Golden Age Tapestry series
The Golden Age is a mythical place and time, an eternal moment when the afternoon sun turns western cliffs to molten metal and illuminates the forests of imagination. This Arcadia is a dreaming place in the psyche where shapes, words, metaphor and symbolism coalesce into patterns of uncanny sensuality. Unconscious yearnings surface in sinuous fetish forms. Translucent layers signal ambiguity and mystery.
The collages are woven together with bits and pieces of the detritus of our golden age of materialism and its pleasant, but wasteful rituals of consumption. Like banners of Medieval heraldry, they are rich in symbolism and story. The written word, especially the literature of magical realism and romantic naturalism is a significant influence.