“I don’t know where I am going til I get there”
My art tells the story of my life. It is inspired by places, people and ideas I’ve loved.
The caves of Altamira and Lascauux, the exquisite tiles of the Alhambra,prayer rugs of Tibet, deserts of Morroco, the deserts of the American southwest, and the rockfaces of Colorado have given me the impetus to create.
People I have admired, Amelia Earhart,Georgia O’Keefe,Jack Kennedy , Nelson Mandela, and Frida Kahlo becomes part of my life and the lives of others when I build their visage on a chair. The chair becomes an image/object.
I am also moved by social and political ills and issues.
D.N.A. deals with the ethical issue of sciences’ invasion in our private lives.
Big Rust series uses animal forms to express the human condition, echoing basic needs such as Hunger or Thirst.
It is natural for me to work in a wide variety of media.
I begin with an idea and find the appropriate medium to express it.
I work with fabric, all types of paint, clay, wood, bone, rust, handmade paper, metal and found objects.
I am attracted to everyday materials, some of which we are in contact with every day. I like to create the new from the old, similar to ancient cities, built one on top of the other.
The challenge and fusion originates from the juxtaposing unlike objects, images and ideas to create a new blend.
The poetry comes from the harmony of that mix.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (*one-person exhibition)
Jan 29 –April 30 2011-Sangre de Cristo Museum exhibition
*2009- Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, Co.
*2008- Boettcher Hall, Denver Performing Art Center
*2008- Bethany Church, Festival of the Arts, Englewood, Co.
*2007- represented by Iris Gallery, Littleton , Co,
*2006- “ Forgotten Alphabet”, Rosemont College, Philadelphia, Pa.
2004 – “Repetition and Transformation,” Philadelphia Cathedral. Curator: Elizabeth Doering.
2003 – “Look Here, See and Listen,” Penn Charter, Phila., PA. Jurors: Ollman, Bactzell, Issacs.
2001 – “Life Cycles” Salon des Amis, Malvern, PA, two-person show.
1999 – “Seven Takes on Tile” Show of Hands, Philadelphia, PA
1998 – “Tools” Show, Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA Juror: Judith Schwartz
1997 – “Art of the State” Harrisburg, PA juror: Kenneth Trapp
1995 – Gallery 10 Ltd., Washington D.C. two person exhibition
1994 – “To the President,” National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Museum,Washington D.C.
*1990 – Ruth Zafrir Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
*1981 – Kling Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
AWARDS & HONORS (partial)
1992 – Vermont Studio School Residency, Pew Charitable Trust Grant
1971 – Lewis Ware Traveling Fellowship, European Travel, Pa. Academy of Fine Arts, Phila. PA
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 2001, Dec. 2000 reviews, Victoria Donohoe.
Avon Grove Sun, June 2001, review, R.B. Strauss.
Iris Magazine, Winter-Spring Issue 1999.
Washington Post, Review, June, 1995.
To the President, published by Smithsonian Museum, 1994.
"Edie’s People", news feature, WCAU-TV (CBS), March, 1994.
Philadelphia Inquirer, People feature, February 24, 1994.
Los Angeles Times, feature review, May 23, 1993.
“Bill Clinton Chair Goes to the White House,” CBS This Morning, Melissa Rivers, January 19, 1993.
Cable News Network, news feature, November, 1992.
WTXF-TV (Fox) showcased artist, interviewed in my studio, October, 1992.
London Independent, review, June, 1992.
Aspen Times, feature article, May, 1992.
Received over 150 commissions from 1989 to present. In the collections of former President Bill Clinton, John Tyson (Tyson Foods Inc.), Maxwell King (Philadelphia Inquirer), Dr. Alex Maeder, Dr. Lee & Elisa Osterman, Putamayo, Edward Pritchard (Doubletree Hotels) Dennis Hopper,and many others
CAREER RELATED EXPERIENCE (partial)
1999 Curator, “Seven Takes on Tile” Philadelphia, PA
1998 Curator/Organizer, Mid-Atlantic Contemporary Tile Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
2000 – 96 Teacher, “Marketing your Art” Moore College, Univ.of the Arts, Cheltenham Art Ctr.