It Takes a Village, 2015
       
     
Cage floor detail
       
     
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Detail- Homeland
       
     
Lemon detail
       
     
 I have a tear catcher dated from the 1800’s that makes me wonder about its back story every time I run my fingers over the inscription which reads J.J. to M.W. March 26 1818. This was in part the inspiration behind the ‘Gardener’s Valentines,' also loosely based on sailor’s valentines. Exploring relationship is not new to my work, but I've set myself the task of making heirlooms. As artists we watch as collections make their way to the secondary market. I am curious to explore what makes an object dear; dear enough that it transcends the original owners, and acquires its own magic. 
       
     
 The Banded Vessels began as a collaboration between my husband  Marc Petrovic  and myself while I was pregnant with our second child. The two solid halves of the vessel support and protect the growth emerging from the form. Early on many of the collaborations involved Marc’s birds, and over time the body of work has shifted to solely represent my work.
       
     
Blackberry Tea Pot
       
     
First Day of School Target
       
     
Cane