In exploring meaning beyond image, she seeks out the true nature of transitory moments unfiltered by preconception. She reveals the essential lyrical qualities of her subject matter. She obscures the boundary between visual and poetic form and by doing so greatly extends our view of natural reality. Her work bridges our sense of memory with a unifying sense of the present.
She has lived and worked in Asia, Mexico and Europe as well as the United States and Canada, with numerous exhibitions in museums and galleries and extensive lectures and readings. Author of six books, she has been a house builder, scholarly researcher, teacher, and landscape designer.
Invited to deliver the Cam Memorial Lecture at the New York Public Library, she was also honored to be granted a year in the Allen Room. She has presented programs at the Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and the Folger Library among many others.
Public radio interview on The Last Word with Abigail Adler, host: