For three decades now, I have been setting up camp around the world. From my Princeton sandbox to the Plaza of Sonoma, I have worked from what is revealed by site and the fingerprints I impart always with the help of strangers. From Houston to San Francisco, from Rome to Rio, from Bangkok to Barcelona, I have immersed myself in extreme urban environments. My most current work of the past 2+ years finds inspiration from a 2010 trip to my maternal homeland Arequipa, Peru and a 2013 trip to "The Motherland" Greece. The building blocks from both
cultures serve as the cells for my two dimensional constructions. My art considers site, community, material and
experience using architectural language and materials from or inspired by imaginary & actual sites. From the visual language of selected landscapes and the stories of those residing in those spaces, the framework for my artwork is constructed.
I have declared myself an artist since the age of 15. At first a painter, then a sculptor. Now I define myself and my
work by neither. While I cast my first bronze sculpture at the age of 16, it was at Wellesley College where I seriously began sculpting with the lost wax process. At the time, my work was greatly influenced by my studies of Italian Renaissance art and modern master Rodin. A few years later I felt stuck in the past and journeyed forward into more contemporary thinking and conceptual development with my art. My two years at San
Francisco Art Institute helped me develop my work in a multitude of directions from new genres to kinetic sound
sculptures. However, my focus was to engage with the public through my art. Installations and permanent and temporary projects filled the next 4 years with great satisfaction and scale. For the past 5 years, I have returned to a more meditative process combining digital media with traditional paint and mix media with works on panel, paper and canvas. While I also continue my international travels to seek inspiration from urban sites such as Peru & Greece most recently, much of my current work has grown from passageways found in the city I have called home now for 15 years, San Francisco.