As a painter uses the stroke of a brush to create a swath of color or depth of field, I use the various hues, tones, and thicknesses of thread, which I lay, strand by strand on board, to achieve a similar yet wholly unique resultMy goal is to meld concept and form into one seamless image. The origin of my technique, gluing yarn to board, were the collages I began making in 1969 while still in high school. Twenty years after I began gluing string I learned of the Huichols, an indigenous Mexican community working in a similar medium. I went to Mexico in 1992 as a Fulbright Scholar to meet other yarn painters and began an ongoing exploration of the of the Huichol. Whether I am comparing notes with artists of another culture or depicting our daily struggles entwined with art, history and religion my goal is to document and inspire people with images that linger in their minds long after they've walked away from my work.
Solo Exhibitions Francis M Naumann Gallery, New York, NY 2007 Remy Toledo Gallery, New York, NY 200 Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenburg College, Allentown, PA 2003 The Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, New Jersey 2000 The Bergen Museum of Art, Paramus, New Jersey 1997 The Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, New York 1995 Anne Reid Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey 1988 Bologna/Landi Gallery, East Hampton, New York 1985 Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York 1980 Grants Fulbright Fellowship, Scholar Program 1992 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Individual Support Grant 1997 National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Fellowship 1979 New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Artist Fellowship 1998, 2005 Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Artist Fellowship 1994 Education B.F.A. The Cooper Union College of Art, New York, New York 1975