My most recent work started in brush and ink drawing on cheap paper. Originally done from countless life drawing sessions, I accumulated hundreds of images in line and gesture, often depicting figurative relationships, some intended and others not. To preserve these images, I choose to recast them in plastic. They are coated in layers of acrylic gesso, gel and paint and mounted on wallpaper. Acrylic has become a contemporary parchment for me. Heavier than paper, they wrinkle, crease, and even buckle. To distinguish their acrylic world from paper, allowing them to remain undressed and daring them to sag, I suspend them with magnets.
A winner of the Museum School’s Fifth Year program in Boston, I used the award to travel to Venice and Florence, Italy. This distinction also gave me the chance to perform from a red sandbox in the Torf Gallery of the MFA.
My passion, still, is coiling carbon steel wire so it will stand under its own power.