One of the most important drives born into our human bones is to keep learning something new. Then, to teach that new knowledge or skill to another human. The visual arts, both sculpture and painting is that MCC home ground. New avenues of our amazing human condition become tangibles as she explores beyond a camera image but stays within our human alphabet of recognizable images.
She began as the youngest person to be allowed into the nude model drawing classes at the San Francisco Museum of Art. Many years of completed painting classes at the College of Marin, University of Calif. at Berkeley, and the Art Institute of San Francisco have given MCC the skills to create her 2D dreams in oils, acrylic paints and mixed mediums (AA, BA & Graduate Studies). Her paintings have been exhibited in New York as well as extensively throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
The continued correspondence between MCC and Isamu Noguchi supported her desire to create stone environments that pulled the viewer physically around/across/within her sculpture. Isamu Noguchi answered her question regarding her frustration about the financial necessity for smaller sizes of her sculpture. He told her, “… there is no difference”.
Human forms took life in stone as she taught herself to carve. As sales, Grants, teaching and Public Art Commissions increased, her stone sculpture world bloomed. The human form is pushed beyond photographic into a place of gesture, movement, and contained emotions. MCC never portrays violence in her work, but rather her anger is allowed permission to push sculptural forms that are vigilant. —
San Francisco Art Institute; Graduate Studies
University of California at Berkeley; BA Degree in Painting
College of Marin, California; AA Degree in Painting, Printmaking
U.C.L.A.; Undergraduate Studies in Art
Arizona State University, Tempe; Undergraduate Studies in Art
Lowell High School, San Francisco, CA
WEAD (Women's Environmental Artists Directory)
National Women's Caucus for Art, Northern CA Women's Caucus for Art
Artists' Equity, Vice president, Washington D.C. Chapter
New Art Center, Board of Directors, Washington DC