I strive for the forms I create to engage with the rhythms of life and the existence of all living matter. My art is ultimately an expressive representation of nature's beauty in its primary elements, shapes, and forms.
My oil paintings, the “Unknown Species” series, consist of shapes reminiscent of microscopic organisms. These shapes, with their concentric circles, look alive, and, with their varying sizes appear to be families reproducing and growing. I draw on the microscopic to connect to the world and its sensual embodied forms. I then use photographs of my paintings to compose new compositions which I have named “Bits and Pieces”. These photographic manipulations allow me to connect to symmetry and to the mathematical patterns found in snowflakes, flowers and plants, as well as to the detailed patterns of the microscopic world.
I was born into a family of artists and have always been working in one medium or another. My love for the materials of art has led me to explore a range of techniques, attending Philadelphia College of Art, School of Visual Arts, and Parsons School of Design. I received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and a MA from the combined program that Parsons had with Bank Street College of Education. I have studied color theory, painting, printmaking, art history, art education and animation.
I have been inspired by the natural beauty and artist communities around me. In the past twenty years, my work has flourished and I have had opportunities to exhibit throughout New England, the Hudson Valley, NY, New York City, and California. My work has been recognized on the worldwide stages of the 55th Venice Biennale, Procidamerica (Italy), Art Southampton, The LA Art Fair, Miami Context and the 59th Venice Biennale, where my animation videos were shown at the Palazzo Bembo, European Cultural Center. I am pleased to now include Art Taipei, Taiwan, 2023.
I value the importance of living a creative life. We possess an inherent affinity with the forms that are part of the natural world, and I believe that connections to the beginning of our existence pull us towards the shapes of eggs and cellular shapes that exist within and around us, all part of our existence and deep-rooted memories. I surround myself with ovals and circles. I choose life as my guide and praise form for contradicting the horrors of this historic time of climate change, pandemic, and the rise of hate and extremism in the world.