Shelter, as a physical form and an emotional quantity, has been at the core of my sculptural imagery for many years. Using diverse materials, such as handmade paper, vines and branches, wax, wood, metal and plaster, I have fashioned structures related to cathedrals, primitive dwellings and the archetypal house form. What has always intrigued me about these architectural images is the dramatic tension between the enclosure and the space enclosed. The dynamic of outside/inside may be seen as a metaphor for the dualities of body/soul, male/female, or world/self.
Education: M.F.A., Sculpture, University of Wisconsin
B.A., Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College
Professor in the Arts, SUNY, Empire State College, Old Westbury, NY
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