I am a visual and performing artist who creates 2- and 3-D mixed media collages, masks, emotional road-map portraits, line drawings, pianos, as well as devised theater pieces, both alone, and in collaboration with other humans.
I am a creator of worlds, and a purveyor of mystery, magic, and transformation. Almost everything we see and use on a daily basis is someone’s imagination made visible. I believe we are all creators capable of imagining the world as it isn’t - yet. My pieces are my dreams made manifest. They incorporate many aspects of my everyday world - people, places, emotions - transformed and personified in color, shape, texture and, in everything, faces.
We make up an amazing number of stories about ourselves and others and I am fascinated by the idea of living in someone else’s head. My work is full of outlines of people I do not know expressing emotions they may, or may not, feel. The work uses lines of possibility, emotional color, and textural juxtapositions to create visions that are surreal and slightly off-kilter.
Through my work I create a dreaming space, a place to slow down and look deeper. Each piece asks you to suspend your disbelief for a time, question how things are, and to explore what is happening in the world in front of you and inside you. In following the flowing lines morphing from one figure to the next, by getting lost in little details and characters hidden between layers of material and textures, there are opportunities for wonder, for choosing your own adventure, to imagine yourself somewhere else as someone else.