Creative play and art are and have always been integral in balancing the many layers in the fabric of my life. Since 1990, I have lived in Brooklyn, NY and when I go up to my 1803 farm house, I feel the mystery and magic of the natural world.
Walking, hiking, swimming, snorkling, traveling and dancing are just some of the activities that influence my art. Since 2000, I added the meditative and strengthening practice of Chi Gong and Wu Style Tai Chi. I am inspired by the environment and its interaction with all it encounters. _________________________________
Found in and from nature….improvisations on life…
Biomorphic …organic…..metaphoric… describe my paper collages, watercolors and ink drawings.
Narrative…symbolic…intimate…. Made from collected memorabilia, images and salvaged non-biodegradable polystyrene (Styrofoam) packing material, I create dioramic constructions inspired by personal and/or collective memory.
Kinetic…musical…playful… I work with guitar strings, scavenged tree parts, dental floss, sea grape leaves and many more found materials to create mobiles, sculptures and installations. Using tropical, rural and urban findings my creations interact are about being present and then carrying the souvenirs back home. My floor, wall and ceiling sculptures and installations contain some of the following materials: guitar strings, sea grape leaves, scavenged tree parts, dental floss, fishing line,wire,twine,rocks,polystyrene, mirrors, and found objects from beaches, mountains, rain forests, and city parks. I combine these natural materials with the more mundane yet sometimes exotic detritus. I like the contrast between the beauty of nature and the grit of the city.