I have always been heavily influenced by science, but now especially quantum physics. Between my BFA and Post Baccalaureate, I studied science at Philadelphia Community College and Rutgers University. My art is an attempt to uncover an invisible sentiment that overlaps ideas about science, spirit and the mundane through iconography, materials and techniques, composition, art history, and contemporary art. Lately, my art combines printmaking, 3D form, fiber art and light in an attempt to investigate the arrow of time.
I use art making as a way to educate myself. I read essays by artists who inspire me to think deeper about those ideas that interest me, or whose aesthetics feel real. Some of my favorites are Squeak Carnwath, Kiki Smith, Louise Bourgeois, Yayoi Kusama, Agnes Martin, Jo Baer, Oyvind Fahlstrom, Jannick Deslauriers, Mark Bradford, and Nick Cave. For years I worked two dimensionally but now I realize that those works were sketches and I need to work three dimensionally. I’m creating what I think of as molecules of time. Molecules being energy, so experiencing the energy of time as positive or negative energy, a waste of time or a productive time, and so on. I usually start with a drawing of a container, ceramic, fiber or plastic, because time is a container. I fill the container with iconography of energy like physics formulas, or racial, political events, weather events, or symbols of love and experience. They are experiments and each one seems to get closer to helping me discover something.