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.
PARTY IN PATCHOGUE
KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR
NO, I'LL GET THE DOOR
Hell's Kitchen, New York City