Group art project, "The Peace Truck"
I've been creating art since the early 1970's in a variety of mediums, and for many years art and music were the all-consuming forces in my daily life.
During the past 20 years, though music remained a daily practice, making art took a back seat to other creative endeavors. Those years were filled with teaching nature camps and classes for children and youth, teaching sustainable gardening classes for adults, designing private and public landscapes, writing an "as-told-to" autobiography of my friend and brother Foday Musa Suso, restoring and managing the Arivaca Dancehall with Uno, and spearheading the Arivaca Pollinator Pathway project!
Now, however, I am delighted to be back in my art studio each day, imagining and creating. AND looking forward to my February 3rd, 2024 art show at the Arivaca Dancehall, which will feature a retrospective of my work in the 1980's and 90's, from my personal collection.
Eventually this page will feature photos of my past and current paintings, sculpture, and jewelry... so stay tuned!
In January 2019, I volunteered my 1995 Toyota pickup to be painted at Arivaca's annual Music and Memories Festival. I created and sketched a basic design on the truck, and then over 30 children and adult community members helped me make it a work of art.
It was such fun, and I sure do love driving the "Peace Truck" around Arivaca!