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Artist Statement

“My work is about response and memory.  It is a process of creating objects that relate to the physical works through perception rather than reproduction.  Remembering the look and feel of structures has long been a strong focus in my drawings and sculptures – the house and its yard and the road behind and across.  Capturing the essence and something of the look and feel of now versus then is not easy.  My shacks have always been situated in surrounding landscapes; the people who lived in them created and were sustained by gardens, yards, and fields.  I have recently begun to focus in on flowers as features of these worlds which embody the intensity and contradiction of past and present.”


1940             Born in Fuquay, North Carolina; Raised in Orangeburg, South Carolina

1958-1962     Studies at Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina (B.S. 1962)

1967-1969     Studies at Columbia University, New York (M.S. 1968, M.P.H. 1969)

1971             Studies with Norman Lewis at the Art Students' League in New York

1977             Moves to Macon, Georgia

1980             Receives John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
                    Receives National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

1984             Artist-in-Residence at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, Georgia

1985             Moves to Atlanta, Georgia

1987             Moves to Athens, Georgia

1990             Receives National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture
                    Receives the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award

1997             Georgia Women in the Visual Arts Honoree Distinguished Alumni Citation Award,                     nominated by Bennett College

2002             Receives Anonymous Was A Woman Award

2003             Visiting Artist, Spring Island, South Carolina