Monoprints

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in ARTWORK
Monoprints

“Blue Schematics” began with an attempt to make a grid from hair. As I lay the hair down on the press and pull it into linear formations, its unruliness escapes. The strands slip out of my fingers, it knots and twists and resists taming. It seems a fitting metaphor for dis-orderliness when the body comes […]

A Port of Views

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in ARTWORK
A Port of Views

“A Port of Views” is a site-specific art project for the Village of Greenport. The sculpture was on view in downtown Mitchell Park on the Observation Deck in the Summer of 2015. The circular imagery and rotating structure echoes the walk-in Camera Obscura, a unique attraction in the park. “A Port of Views” references this […]

Eyes on Main Street

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in ARTWORK
Eyes on Main Street

“Eyes On Main Street” was a community-based public art project for Downtown Riverhead in 2013. It promoted an awareness of the rich and varied spaces and stories of Riverhead’s citizens, drawing upon oral histories with a visual twist. A multimedia project, it consists of a website and posters that were placed in empty windows along […]

Looking Glass

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in ARTWORK
Looking Glass

I was invited by curator Galina Kurlat to create an installation at Window 125 at The Roger Smith Hotel in August, 2013. Based on my Photocollage Series, I created a surreal montage, playing with mirrors, photographs, optical diagrams and illusions. I built the piece over a period of two weeks, both onsite and virtually, as […]

Through a Glass Darkly

Posted by on Mar 16, 2013 in ARTWORK
Through a Glass Darkly

In “Through a Glass Darkly,” I re-frame cast-off creations with a sinister and humorous lens. The markings of time through rust and decayed photographs convey a painful nostalgia. Reminiscent of Calder’s wire circus and early surrealist assemblage, I utilize an overhead projector and pin the elements to the studio wall. Re-arrangments of paper-doll cutouts and […]

Watercolors

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 in ARTWORK
Watercolors

Using a palette taken from my body, in these watercolors I attempt to find an organic and abstract vocabulary of form. The pigments seep and bleed much like the rush of blood to the skin. Watercolor and Guache 12″x 12″ 2012

Body Print Mandalas

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in ARTWORK
Body Print Mandalas

For the series “Body Print Mandalas” I created rubber casts of parts of my body, then inked and pressed them to mylar, creating patterns. I made photographic lithography plates and then layered them on the press in surprising and colorful combinations. In these works I am taking the body apart in fragments with the intent […]

Cathexis

Posted by on Jan 1, 2012 in ARTWORK
Cathexis

In psychodynamics, “cathexis” is defined as the process of investment of mental or emotional energy in a person, object, or idea. In psychoanalysis, cathexis is the libido’s charge of energy. Cathexis comes from the Greek “kathexis,” meaning “to hold.” In the images there is a fluidity between psyche and gesture, interior and exterior of the […]

FACES

Posted by on Jan 18, 2011 in ARTWORK
FACES

In 1998 I took photographs of my face in different expressions and sandwiched them together in the darkroom. As each new face emerged, I felt as if I were recognizing the true face of emotion: contradictory, shifting, unnameable. It was as if I were peeling the thin layer of silver away from the mirror to […]

ARCHIVE

Posted by on Jan 17, 2011 in ARTWORK
ARCHIVE

For years I worked as an artists model, a fully exposed yet anonymous presence. Through interrelated performances, installations, and prints I inhabited the boundary between visibility and invisibility, motion and stillness, immersion and isolation. In the play between absence and presence, the body’s “trace” and replication, there is a constant struggle between the desire to […]