My exploration is concerned with space, the intimacy of individual experience and the liminal aspects of memory. Buildings and cultural myths both are terrains that become saturated with people’s stories through use and circulation.
Working in two-dimensions, I have developed my own hybrid of drawing/painting/printmaking, in which I intuitively re-work the paper until a space and story emerge.
My installations reflect my life-long interest in the relationship between our internal physical sense of occupying bodies and our perceptions of occupying architectural space. I push the delicate material of tracing paper to its limit, relying on its folds to lend stability to forms. Over the course of an exhibit, the paper eventually gives way to gravity, and at the exhibit’s closing, the work is recycled.
I have been fortunate to receive numerous residencies, awards, and fellowships that have helped me to develop my work and ideas. I am grateful to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown for two consecutive winter fellowships, the MacDowell Colony, Artspace, and Sculpture Space for residencies, and for fellowship grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation. My studio practice is currently in Maine, where I also teach at Bowdoin College.