Member Since: Feb 2016
"The central intention of my works is to create visual reflections of universal themes. I strive to create a visual language that is both evocative and straightforward. One example, the "Kimono" series of prints symbolizes cross-cultural friendships, the commonality of all people, and honor values, cultures, and social structures. The title given to each Kimono holds a key to understanding. My hope is that the viewer sees each Kimono telling the story of its own making.
In some prints and encaustic paintings I use recycled or found objects to create pattern, texture and dialogue, focusing on simplified compositions, colors and symbols to narrate this visual language. What emerges is my vision of quiet observations and reflections of a journey."
Barbara exhibits in galleries, museums and corporations and has also exhibited through the National Arts Program. Her work has received numerous awards, including ‘Best in Show.’ In the wine region of California, her work was selected to represent Landmark Winery’s annual Celebration of the Crush. Her prints have been described as exuding “the simplicity reminiscent of Chinese and Japanese art, frequently evoking a meditative sense of inner calm.”