I am influenced by color, shape, and sound.   Looking back, I grew up in a world of objects.  Focusing on how my world felt, tasted, sounded, and how it effected me is in part at the core of my work today.   The recognizing of culture through the items I collected, in turn organized my curiosity to create items as an older person that otherwise would not exist as paintings or sculptures, purposefully pointing me into new directions, new forms for someone else to find out about is the goal.  Much of the materiality, takes my work to an area concerned with design, relevance of my daily experiences, and past memories.  Through painting and cartographing symbolic object and imagery I have continued my study of the societies we inhabit today and that we will inhabit as people tomorrow.  

Cambridge, Massachusetts 2019

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