A main theme of all my work is the relationship between the environment,
humans and animals. My compositions draw inspiration from the idea that
everything in nature is connected to everything else. I explore space and form by intertwining gestural marks and drawings with thick layers of paint and subtle transparencies.
My current body of work focuses on some of earth’s smallest yet most vital
creatures: the pollinators. The fragmentation of ecosystems is forcing pollinators across the globe to struggle for survival. I mimic these ecosystems’ degradation by applying then scraping away paint. Like the buzz and flutter in a garden, shapes and lines move in action loops across the canvas. Vibrant colors peer out from the layers like an attractant a plant emits as it waits for its mate. My work ultimately illustrates renewal and rebirth, nurturing hope for these keystone species and the ecosystems that rely on them.
School of Visual Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1991
Fashion Institute of Technology
Associate of Arts, 1993