From a wide array of materials, I create assemblage paintings that are intended to be emotionally resonant and evocative. My visual language has a powerful physicality. Sometimes architect, I build up surfaces with oriental and hand made papers, paint, plaster, wood, sand, and found objects—layering, adding materials, arranging space and rearranging it. Sometimes archeologist, I dig, gauge, peel, probe, sand, and scratch my surfaces.
The work portrays not only the complexity of the surface itself-- the dynamic interplay of form, color, and texture-- but also the mysteries which lie beneath the surface, the layers of life and experience that are always present but never entirely visible.
Psychotherapist as well as artist, I am drawn to the creative process as a vital and liberating expression of human experience. My work has always been deeply personal. The paintings, themselves, are simultaneously strong and fragile, conveying both process and the arresting intricacy of inner life.
Studio: 321 Wadsworth Hill Road, East Chatham, NY 12060