Part of the allure for me of making art has been the exploration of a visual language, which may at times be quite literal, and at others, more obscure. I have always been drawn to abstraction. When faced with the task of writing a statement about my work, I approach it cautiously and always with a feeling of dread. Translating the visual into the verbal often seems like an exercise in contradiction.
Much of my work comes about subconsciously – the more careful I become, the less successful the outcome. I would rather the viewer approach it in a similar fashion and without any preconceived explanations or clues.
A fascination with words and language has been with me since childhood and they are a common theme in my art. There is often a journalistic quality to my work (funny, since I struggle with keeping a written journal) - dealing with themes of personal growth and exploration as well as the humor of everyday life. For years I was obsessed with popular idioms of the English language.
Lately, photography has stolen my heart and I am excited to see where it will lead me in my art making.
Born and raised in Detroit, MI, a city throbbing with artistic energy, I moved to NYC where I lived for over a decade before relocating to Jersey City. I guess it’s safe to say I’ve always been an urban gal, yet I seem to forever be seeking the company of Nature.