Fine Arts in Painting, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
full Teaching Associateship
of Design in Architecture, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 1990
Year Abroad, Vicenza Institute of Architecture, Vicenza, Italy
am fascinated by the transformation of matter through natural forms and
processes and by the interaction of living organisms to each other and to
their environments. I
create environments which host a variety of plant and animal hybrids each
of which embody a life force and personality of their own.
An emotional charge is present through the relationship of these
organisms to one another. One painting will generally become the impetus
for more works to follow; as I need more surface area, I add new panels
and in this way, my environments expand in horizontal dimension across the
wall. I work with oils and in
the case of the dark paintings, a high ratio of medium to paint which
results in a glossy slick surface.