Location: United States
I consider myself a self-taught artist, even though I received a BA in fine art from Drew University. My desire to create began long before then with my need to reconstruct the images I imagined while reading fanciful stories as a child. The processes I use are methodical, thoughtful and intentional. Like the plot of a novel unfolds, each design evolves detail by detail. My idiosyncratic, sometimes overly ordered style is influenced by growing up in a chaotic household and my training as a tax attorney. Organization is my way of making sense of it all. So most, if not all of my work, is done in series, a set of squares and reflected on stark white backgrounds.
Petals fascinate me. Color, shape, texture, fragility and strength - a metaphor for nature.
cut and sculpted copper wire.
hand sculpted clay petals
mixed-media sculpted flowers - paper, encaustic wax and copper.
hand cut from rice paper and glazed
paper cut petals dipped in encaustic wax.
hand sculpted from clay and dipped in gold encaustic wax.
hand sculpted white petals
sycamore pods are my favorite find - a combination of soft roundness and sharp spikes. i love to sculpt them from clay.
hand sculpted clay sycamore pods
I am obsessed with small mass produced objects.
digital photography montage