Maki has been a professional painter for over 20 years and is influenced by early Modernist Abstraction. In mixed medium, geometrical elements collide and interweave with colour, flat surfaces and organic shapes to find a harmonic resolution.
Born in Ames, Iowa in 1955, she received her MA and MFA from the University of New Mexico. Maki has exhibited in the US, Mexico and Canada, and her work can be found in collections at the Albuquerque Museum and the Museum of New Mexico.
This particular work is painted on canvas, and a portion is mounted on board. The warm rich gold and orange tones, as well as her technique and approach to composition, reflect the time she spent in Japan and other parts of Asia.