Virginia has been an artist for over 30 years, starting in 1990 with polymer clay, then graduating to welded steel in 2003. She owned Winter Moon Designs Studio and Gallery in Ellicott City from 1996 to 2003, creating and selling polymer clay creations and watercolors. She also participated in many national juried fine craft shows including the ACC in Baltimore. In 2003 Virginia took a class in metal fabrication and switched her artistic allegiance to large welded steel sculptures, some of which can be found on her property in Eldersburg, MD. She opens the grounds twice a year to the public. Virginia also creates site specific mixed media installations in various community buildings around the area.
Throughout my artistic career I have jumped from two dimensions to three dimensions and back again. From the physical movements of dance to the textures of watercolor; from the forms of polymer clay, steel and fiber, to the new other-worldly photographs, I create physical and sensorial experiences for the viewer. I am fascinated by contrast and juxtaposition, and I love to explore and manipulate disparate elements. I challenge materials to become what they are not: steel becomes fluid and graceful, rust becomes beautiful, and paper transforms into a heavy rock.