- Autumn Forest
- 2D Landscape
- Early Fall
- Atmosphere 2
- Dyed Microbes
My work focuses on textures, patterns and scenes found in the natural environment. The bark of a tree, texture on a rock or the patterning in a leaf all inspires my art.
I have recently been working with encaustics, which is painting with hot wax and pigmented wax. I work the wax with various brushes, heat tools and tools for texturing the surface. Sometimes I collage newsprint, gold leaf and other papers into the work. Many of my encaustic pieces are highly textured and washed with ink that enters the grooves and then wiped away from the top layer of wax.
My screen-printing evolved from my work as a textile/surface designer. I utilize the screen-printing process without a photo-emulsion step, using the screen without an image and only various resist techniques on the screen itself and on the fabric that I am printing on. I utilize tape, string, yarn and other found objects to act as resists for my experimental screen-printing.
Pulp painting and papermaking is another medium that I have been working with. The process of creating the paper and painting with pulp joins together the medium and the finished product. Painting with pulp is a rich tactile experience. I have created these at Dieu Donne Papermill Inc. in NYC and The Center for Contemporary Printmaking in CT.
In my works on paper I have been exploring shades or gradations of black and grays sometimes juxtaposed with gold leaf.
My work as a museum educator and teaching artist continues to inform my art. As I explore new artwork in galleries with groups and new mediums of art with students I am led by student’s observations and exploration to view art and mediums in new ways. Thinking about art and experiencing creating art with groups of people fuels my artistic process in a way that is different from the isolation of working in one’s studio. These two experiences balance each other in my work and fill a need for community and for solitary contemplative time.
2009 Bank Street College of Education, NYC. M.S., Ed. in Museum Education
1992 Stern College, NYC. B.A., Fine Arts/Illustration
1993 Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, AAS, Textile/Surface Design