STATEMENT

My fascination with the built environment began decades ago when I first encountered the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst (Roche–Dinkeloo). To me, this controversial poured-concrete building in the brutalist style was as much a sculpture as it was a place that asserted its presence and purpose. I fell in love with its surfaces, angles, and imposing weightiness, and spent countless hours photographing, drawing, and painting it.

Over the years and in a range of media, I have continued to reference architectural structures while exploring the potency of found material and the interplay between reduced and complex visual vocabularies. My work ranges from dense, intensively labored collages to constructions that minimally alter the salvaged remnants of everyday life.

 

BIOGRAPHY

After receiving my BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, I spent several years in Barcelona, Spain, painting and teaching English. I returned to the U.S. in 1991 and lived mostly in the Boston area before moving to Santa Cruz in 2002. My work has been exhibited in numerous local and national invitational and juried shows. In recent years I have had the privilege of completing residences at the Vermont Studio Center (2011), Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (2013, 2015), the Ragdale Foundation (2014), the Hambidge Center (2015), Grand Marais Art Colony and Jentel Artist Residency (2016), and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (2017).