I have been painting, drawing and sewing to create art that speaks to my identity as an artist, a lawyer, and a woman for 26 years.
The paintings, which span 1995 to the present, whether abstract or figurative, swim in intense, saturated color. They also have a skewed sense of composition. The perspective is off, there are too many planes, the proportions make no sense, but they are consistent in their dynamic energy and a lusting desire to feel the paint.
The fabric-based collages and the work incorporating sewing patterns date back to 1997. They have always been driven by texture and exploration. I marry fabric, silks and velvet, voile and cotton with raw canvas and bind the pieces together with vintage silk thread to create a work of competing forms, composition and line. They are always about making something whole from so many fractured pieces.
Covid and its imposed confinements spurred a fascination with colored pencil drawings that could tell a story of an unparalleled time in so many ways.