My work is inspired by the dancer’s body moving through space. My thoughts of love, joy, and sorrow are expressed through my hands. If I am away from my studio for a few days, I begin to feel withdrawn and alone, with a yearning to express myself. When I return to my studio I let my mind wander and my hands go where they will.
The forms of my work are sometimes simple, at other times complex, but always abstract. I am not interested in reality, but in form and line. I want the viewer’s eye (and hand in the case of my sculpture) to move gracefully over the object with a desire to caress the surface. I invite physical participation from the viewer, trying to evoke a desire to enter the work, to find mystery in the openings, to linger, and begin to feel the soul of the piece; then, perhaps the viewer’s imagination will wander across the sometimes erotic surfaces.
Recently, mark – making has become of interest to me. The work has taken the form of a painted mark done with life size brush filmed while performing a Tai Chi movement set to music. Additionally, there are painted works overlaid with marks reminiscent of a dancer moving through space.