Creating art based on society, political issues and the environment is my true passion. My work is a study of personalities and environments that complement imitate and incorporate elements of everyday life.
I enjoy the challenge of working with a diversity of materials, taking simple paper and wire, turning them into provocative sculpture. I am always equipped with camera in hand, photographing people in their natural environments. They often share their stories and are happy to be the subject of my work. Other images are candid shots taken from afar when the subjects cannot be interrupted from their actions. My current “Nurture Series” of papier mache sculptures, depict individuals in society and their interactions in everyday life. These sculptures are based on photographs taken of subjects. One example, “Love Birds” was taken in Washington Square Park where there seem to be a number of Pigeon and bird lovers. This individual, “Larry” has been visiting the park on a regular basis and I have photographed him over a two year period. His trancelike stare portrays his connection to his loving birds and his disassociation with the many people in his surroundings. “Under Cover” represents an actor from Venice Beach Calif. My images digest the posture of society while faces reflect their stories. I seem to become somehow bonded to these individuals carefully exploring and interpreting their attitudes. Often unseen and unheard, we all contribute and make up this diverse and multi-faceted population. I appreciate the complexity of each piece, collapsing three dimensional pieces into 2 and 3 dimensional space. I love the process of combining photography, wire, papier mache and painting. This innovative, figurative analysis is a socio/ psycho study created to bring light to the attention seekers and the overlooked of our society.
I am a multi-faceted artist, with emphasis in sculpture and set design. I received a BFA in Visual Arts from S.U.N.Y. Purchase. I have been involved with teaching, designing and creating art to promote the spread of culture and creative expression. I have educated students, created sculpture and multi- media artwork as well as theatrical sets for TV /theater and film.
Throughout my career, I continued to produce sculptures and paintings, accumulating a large body of artwork while showing my work in galleries and museums. Creating art based on society, political issues and the environment is my true passion. My work is a study of personalities and environments that compliment imitate and incorporate elements of everyday life.
In 2013, I started a community initiative on Long Island opening a not-for-profit artspace, “Studio 5404” bringing cultural arts to the south shore of Long Island. The mission was to show quality cutting edge artwork in all media created by under-represented and emerging artists. After a successful 3.5 year run, I closed the gallery in June 2016. to concentrate on my own artwork and sharing it with the public.