Artist Statement

Advances in neuroscience have demonstrated that memories are not fixed truths.  Memories are dynamic, constantly being reworked based on exposure to emotional experiences over time.  New elements are added; others deleted.  The result is that our recollections, similar to a collage composed of layers, cutouts, and juxtapositions of associations, do not necessarily follow the rules of logic, space, or time.  

 

My process involves flashes of vision.  In special moments, I am able to surrender, close my eyes, and observe.  Through balancing activity and receptivity, I develop a plan for a complete image.  My attachment to the plan is just tight enough to result in goal directed effort, but just flexible enough to allow for possibility to emerge.  Creating collage with paper, scissors, glue, and ink rollers requires a tolerance of the risk of no-turning-back.  But, as in life, anxiety can flow easily into exhilaration.

 
Nana's Office

NANA'S OFFICE


DANCING BOY


PARTY IN PATCHOGUE


KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR


THE SALON


WELCOME HOME


NO, I'LL GET THE DOOR


DECADENT DESCENT


POPPING OUT 



Location

Hell's Kitchen, New York City

Art

Mixed Media

2016 Collection

Elaborate Curiosities

My work is comprised of images and other found objects collected from people, places and activities in my life history.