The techniques and concept of collage underlie my work: I combine various materials with drawing and painting, and strive to create new perceptual experiences through unexpected combinations of textures, layers, surfaces, and processes. Ideally, these collages generate excitement and visual interest through the inherent tactility, sensuousness, and material presence of the components that they combine.
I leave the process of making these collages quite obvious to the viewer. Edges are torn, folded, and cropped. Individual segments are layered, pinned, and glued. Surfaces are painted, wrinkled or covered with gold leaf. All of these details reveal the evident reassembling of individual fragments, memories and experiences.
Ultimately, however, through the art of reassembly, I endeavor to transform an accumulation of isolated observations and materials into an experience of transfiguration.
Transformation is the central theme of my art.
My collages, installations, and mixed-media works have been exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions. My work is in private, corporate, and museum collections.
I live and work in New York City.