From the time I was eight, I was drawn to building things out of clay and dreamed of having my own studio to work in. All through my school years I planned on being a working artist. Since I graduated from art school at the University of Connecticut, I have been lucky enough to be able to follow my dream. For the vast majority of my adult life, I have been making art in Brooklyn, New York.
Addressing the duality of what is created by nature and what is made by people, my artwork brings together the dynamic characteristics of both. The work melds that which erupts form nature and that which is made by people. Then it extends towards the pixilated results of computer magnification.
Inspired by many cultures, the work embodies the interplay of geography and products of the human hand. The question of what we seem to be and who we really are, is evident in the nature of each piece. Fronts and backs juxtaposed with insides and outsides: all related while being significantly unique.
Structure, form and color, love of the countryside as well as a lifetime of living in Brooklyn, New York, are the building blocks of these creations. Thoughtful planning followed by an intuitive process delivers the work. Meticulous care is taken so that each work extend and unspoken invitation to look again. The desire to touch is hard to deny.