Coming from a family of folk dancers, I grew up hearing the music and learning the dances of world cultures. Dance, movement and music has had a great impact on my art as reflected in the subjects I choose with their flowing lines and dynamic composition. This early background has also enriched my life giving me an appreciation of the beauty of diverse cultures. It has led me to believe that, beneath it all, we are more alike than different.
After receiving a degree in art from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, I began a self-directed exploration of sculpture and mold making, casting with paper and other organic materials.
Inspired by the human condition . . . what connects us, what nurtures us, what uplifts us, I sculpt in soft clay, letting my hands form while directed with my inner vision. Then with a mold made from the sculpture, I hand cast in cotton linter, that humble and organic medium, its purity and texture responsive and elegant.
Because I believe that art is meant to uplift, I create with a light heart. The themes I choose are close to my heart and inspired by what makes us part of the human family.