Assemblies of form, color, texture and memory describe how my paintings and sculpture have evolved over time. Through an exploration of visual and spatial relationships, I work to juxtapose materials and images that I've collected and created, decompose them into a new palette, and recycle their meaning into the layers of my canvas.
Starting art school at a very young age, my passion for being creative has grown into a lifelong pursuit. While studying painting at Pratt Institute, I augmented my education with a degree in architecture to gain a deeper understanding of three-dimensional space on a large scale. After graduation, I first worked for three years in the studio of the esteemed sculptor, Isamu Noguchi, which forever shaped my understanding of the importance of developing a personal vision to pursue in life. Following that, I worked for nine years at the prestigious NYC architecture firm of Gwathmey Siegel, which gave me a deeper appreciation of how materials are detailed and put together. The synergies of art and design, and the rigor and intuition of both disciplines, continue to influence my work.
Abstract Visual Relationships, a course that I taught at Pratt Institute for many years, gave me the opportunity to focus on synthesizing visual disciplines as a convergence into a common language of abstraction. It is a deep understanding of this discipline, along with a well developed intuition, that free me to search for an eloquence in the expression of my art.