Living in NYC, I find inspiration in nature through unexpected glimpses and gridded off sections - a block of blue Harlem sky seen through the bars of my studio window, algae covered turtles in Central Park, or autumn leaves spiraling above a subway grate. The artwork I do here comes from a deep longing for and need to reintegrate the natural world into my life. Each thing is at once itself and the evocation of something else - leaves become wings, bits of bark reveal faces, shadows dance, stark winter branches are lines drawn against gray skies, time mutates form, gestures are repeated, and everything is connected.
In addition to studio works hand-made from bits and pieces picked up on walks, my recent outdoor work has focused on sculptural, ephemeral and participatory pieces that consider the passage of time, cycles of life and entropy, and offer fleeting attempts to reinsert “enchantment” into the woods.
2009 “Projects 2009” – Carriage House, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
2005 “Visions About Nature – About From For Nature” – Yatoo Centre, Gongju,
Chungcheonnamdo, South Korea (Catalogue)
“Winter” – Wave Hill House, Wave Hill, Riverdale, NY
2004 “Enchanted” – Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill, Riverdale, NY
1997 “Almost a Whisper” – Side Street Projects Gallery, Santa Monica, CA – One Person Show.
1996 “Bug Collection” – Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
I-Park, East Haddom, CT, Summer 2010
Project Series Residency, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY, Summer 2009
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY, Summer 2008
Kalani Honua, Hawaii, Summer 1993
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, M.F.A., 1992, Graduate Fellowship, 1990-92.
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA, B.F.A., 1984.