I am creating large scale mixed media installations, works on paper, and abstract oil paintings on canvas. My compositions are playful and often have a great deal of movement. The colors, lines, shapes, and materials push against one another trying to create a balance between the elements of chaos and order, fragility and endurance. I am also interested in what is unseen in a work; bits covered over, obscured, hidden, creating a longing and desire to see what is underneath. My works are interrupted narratives, rearrangements of old stories and familiar images and objects into new abstract forms. Old children’s books have served as a primary resource for the works on paper. Most recently I have been creating a series of 3-D pieces made from everyday household items and materials from 99 cent stores. These works play with feelings of nostalgia and the myths of childhood and family that permeate American culture.

Artist Statement