– to gather remains that are left after harvest
– to gather material or information in a gradual way
– to extract information from various sources
My work with salvaged materials ranges from intensively-labored collages to constructions that minimally disturb the integrity of the found object.
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).