Location: United States
I am a figurative sculptor with a contemporary flair. The classical technique combined with eclectic hand painted or imprinted finishings makes my work unique and whimsical. I study at the Student Art League of NY and was awarded the Trudy & Henry Gillette Merit Scholarship for Sculpture for 2016. Most recently I am a semi finalist in the Bombay Artisan Series 2017 and in competition for the finalist round.
My work is traditional in a figurative sculpture approach. In some pieces I find the clean pure white informs the movement in one way and in others a hand painted finishing creates an entirely different sentiment of the same work. This is what interests me, sometimes an unrelated pattern becomes a meaningful perhaps informative addition to the gesture or position of the sculpture bringing them into a more contemporary, modern place.
This piece is a one of a kind with an imprint transfer. "Sundays" is imprinted with an entire NY Times Sunday Edition inspired by a man and a woman on a Sunday morning reading the paper in bed and as every New Yorker knows the ink always comes off on your fingers and here the sentiment is that rolling around in bed it has wiped off all over.
This piece is one of a kind with an ink imprint transfer. "Heros" has been imprinted from original comic books including Wonder Woman, Spider Woman and Supergirl. It is clear in its strength and fearless power of the woman inspired by female comic book heros.
This piece represents that moment between a man and a woman when the realization that it is "almost" love but alas not. The pinkie finger of the woman reaching for the man and the third finger of the man reaching for the woman don't meet yet are so close. I am interested in fragmented sculpture that captures a part of the body or a gesture which explains the rest. The simplicity of the piece, white in color joined with the details of the classical anatomy give it a pure like sensibility representing what true love can be.
Inspired by the engagement of marriage, the hands represent the tenderness, commitment and masculine and feminine together in which the intertwined thumbs are the knot, essentially the perfect fit of the two hands together becoming one.
I have a deep interest in feet and their relationship to the world, body language, the earth and the expression they can reveal without seeing the rest of the body. This is the first of a series of the hand painted feet.
2nd in the Feet series inspired by the infant reaching up on it's tiptoes essentially perhaps for butterflies. Baby feet in the grass...butterflies ensue.
Third in my foot series, #3 Striped is inspired by the business man on the NYC subway platform. The movement/position here can represent whatever the viewer sees, for me it was influenced by music and the movement of one's feet while listening in one's earphones waiting for the train as your feet tap to the beat.
The fourth in the series is inspired by the shy, bashful position of feet and whatever that says about the person above. When I came up with the puzzle pieces originally it was the pattern and color that I was interested in which was something that visually fit in my mind, It wasn't until later a friend mentioned to me that the color and pattern is representative of the Autism design, blue and puzzle pieces. Now I am excited to know the work takes on multiple meanings.
I have always enjoyed the visual of a bubble and how it multiplies and what that looks like. Once I had this position in it original white it just spoke to a movement balancing atop of a bubble. I wanted the color to be fun like standing on top of a bubble might feel like.
An example of the difference between a pure white waxed finish as in the an earlier photo and this Paisley hand painted Almost. The work says the same in its gesture yet speaks differently in sentiment with the color and design drawing out a sort of new unspoken language of the movement.