Art is my dance with the universe.
natural world, quantum physics, science, Rilke, Bach, and cultural anthropology
Connecticut and Maine
landscape-mappings (2013- )
These new works are the result of my current musings in the studio. I think of them as both landscape and map. They are conceived in the tradition of the dream-time paintings from the ancient aboriginal peoples of now Australia. My landscape-mappings are about migrations, seasonal rhythms, ocean tides, layers of time and change.
In the studio, I am thinking about vast cyclical animal migrations across the globe- whales, monarch butterflies, and birds. I am aware of my own circadian clock, solar induced seasons, rotations of star constellations, and phases of the moon. Further influences include the earth’s natural magnetic fields, and the song lines.
Like a great symphony or a shaken snow globe, all of this living matter is ever swirling, ever fluctuating, to find some momentary balance for earth’s breathing.
bronze sculpture (1986- )
They are of tribes, nomadic. They are wanderers arriving. Existing beyond time – they may be ancient beings, or future ones. They are manifestations of feminine archetypes, which I intuit.
These avian humans, part animal or bird, are fully conscious and mindful; like Rilke's angels who exist in liminal spaces. Wordsworth called these uneasy, yet divine modes- “spaces of being”.
drawings: seed pods, moth orchids, & botanical hybrids (2008- )
When the economy tanked, casting my works in bronze became prohibitive. Paper was cheap, so I returned to drawing. It had been years, I am ashamed to say, since drawing anything beyond quick model sketches and studies. So the work began...and have evoled.
At this time I was reading (Michael Pollen's: Botany of Desire and In Defense of Food) about plant evolution and human intervention; about GMOs and our disruption of the earth’s natural bio-diversity; about global seed banks and all the while my Phalaenopsis orchids where blooming brilliantly in the studio window above the drawing table.
Under this certain influence, my fractal drawings of cells and seed pods evolved to become imaginary botanical hybrids, and I dreamed that feisty insects (grasshoppers, beetles and moths) might form alliances with the plant kingdom in order to survive the devastation inflicted by human chemicals and selective breeding.
Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme Ct. 2010-current
New Britian Museum of Ameircan Art, Ct. annual juried members show: 2008 bronze sculpture, "Prospero's Book of Air" (awarded sculpture prise), 2012 bronzesculpture "Scottish Nike"; 2013 painting,"Higgs Boson Particle"
Polonaise Gallery, Woodstock Vt. 2001-08
Alla Rogers Gallery, Wash.DC 1990-98
City Gallery, Artist Co-operative, Georgetown Wash. DC 1989-91
Dumbarton Oaks Wash. DC 1990
Ipomal Gallery, Landgraff, Netherlands 1991 (one person show)
Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan 1988 (by invitation, group show)
Muscarrelle Museum, faculty show Williamsburg, Va. 1888
select teaching experience:
College of William & Mary 1987-89
American University 1987-98
Sidwell Friends School 1991-98
Additionally: public & private schools in Connecticut; museums, art centers, private lessons....
Trained in - Reggio Emilia, Arts PROPEL, and Understanding by Design
MFA American University, Sculpture with Honors, 1986
National Sculpture SocietyYoung Sculptor Award& Scholarship;
Graduate Honors Scholarship, and the Watkins Gallery Purchase Prize
BS American University, Art Education, 1981
AA Endicott College, Early Child Developement, Endicott Fellow Award, 1977