ARTIST’S STATEMENT

My background as a modern dancer informs my work as a visual artist; the movement in my artwork is a reflection of my body’s kinetic memory.

I value the directness of drawing, from thought to thing, from eye and brain to hand to paper. With drawing I try to capture an elusive moment, a gesture, an essence. I develop the work through “call and response,” a moving dialogue between images, color, shape, line and space. While some images merge and collide, others remain solitary, contained. A searching repetition creates a visual echo.

Nature is always an inspiration for my work. Over time I have developed a visual vocabulary of organic, biomorphic forms and abstracted motifs. Fragmented images floating in indeterminate space evoke a sense of time and memory. Translations of nature create a language of metaphor.