"may you build a ladder to the stars and climb on every rung." Bob Dylan
Ladders of Light began as doodles during boring junior high school classes. It became a whimsical, mystical painting series in 1986 when I moved to Santa Fe, with homage to Georgia O'Keeffe, William Blake, and Joan Miro.. My ladders appear in imaginary scenes of Morocco or the expansive American Southwest and Santa Fe, the area where I lived for thirty years, with mountains and unbounded blue sky. Ladders symbolize the pathway to communion with the divine: Jacob's ladder in the Judeo-Christian tradition, Horus' ladder in Egyptian mythology, the seven-runged Mithraic ladder, the shamanic pole. Some are available as limited edition archival pigment prints.