Artist Statement Submitted 2016
I strive to uncover the intimate, revelatory interactions that can occur between our individual and cultural identities, combination of revelation and secrecy, and between our specific natural and human-made landscapes. Material handling, mark-making, and visual effects are further informed by an ingrained sensitivity to physical movement that draws on my early professional career in dance: as a dancer, I learned to extend outward from my “center” into the area around me, an invisible, inferred extension of my body based on the stage as a creative working space. In the artwork, the sheet of paper or assemblage is the stage, the space in which movement brings forth experiences and landscapes and how they feel to me in memory. Such constructive grow from my interest in Cy Twombly and the Italian artist Gaston Novelli who also use graffiti-like marks, writing, paint, collage, and and scraps of found imagery from a wide variety of and scraps of found imagery from a wide variety of sources.
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