ARTIST'S STATEMENT

My early background as a dancer still informs my work as a visual artist. I approach drawing with an immediacy that reflects visceral kinetic memory and enter two-dimensional space with an alternating perspective of participation and observation. I balance an impatience to capture a fleeting moment with a later meditation, reflection and refinement of the subject.

My love of movement continues as I pursue the ephemeral and search for meaning through the shape of gesture, line and color. My imagery is drawn from a hybrid vocabulary of organic forms, glimpses of objects and abstracted motifs. With them, I explore tenuous spatial balances and relationships and examine, fracture, and reassemble images to reflect new metamorphic states. I use translations of nature to create a language of metaphor.