I’m interested in Deep History, examining remnants of the past through my work. Original work comes with the caveat that it builds on what preceded. Charms, myth, sacrifice and ritual, we are creatures seeking the meaning of our being. My work uses the past as a touchstone for a path forward.
One commonality that remains consistent through time is the expression of ideas through art, the oldest surviving remnant of our early worldview. Ancient works beguile with mysterious imagery that exhibit a sense of time and self-awareness, related through references to regeneration, seasonal cycles, and the afterlife.
Virtually all art is referential to the human experience through works that address personal experience or universal themes. My work comes from crystalizing layers of history into objects that reflect on the deep past. These are totems of the knowledge that lives just below our consciousness but remains relevant today.
I grew up on a farm in New Jersey and, after ten years in Seattle, settled in central Vermont. I hold a BFA in theatrical design from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and spent years working in the theatre. Additional studies include oil painting courses at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.
My work has been exhibited nationally and featured in many publications including Sculpture Magazine, So Vermont Arts & Living, Northern Woodlands, and New Hampshire Home. I am the recipient of two Vermont Arts Endowment Awards, a jury award from the 2016 Festival of Fine Arts Exhibition in Burlington, Vermont, and a painting merit award from the Chaffee Center for the Arts in Rutland, Vermont among others. My work is in many private collections as well as the Waskomium and the Hilton Garden Inn, both in Burlington, Vermont.