It’s my affinity with Nature that creates my desire to be a self-contained, sustainable artist. Although I’ve been creating art for more than 20 years, dating back to a creative staircase at The Distillery in Boston, I try re-inventing myself at every opportunity. I enjoy pushing myself to discover new, untraditional ways to express my ideologies, inner thoughts and emotions visually.
My goal is to explore and discover new techniques every day. I use a blow torch on my canvases to create texture and movement and mix non-ferrous metals (copper & aluminum) whose properties do not play nice together to create unique sculptures with organic forms, brilliant patination and deep tones.
All with the Spirit of Sustainability, I make my own canvases from certified organic cotton and frames from flea market finds and other reclaimed material. The excess material I create from my sculptures eventually finds itself either hanging from a black leather strap (the true genesis of my necklace pendants) or in a mixed media painting (aluminum and copper dust particles disbursed from grinding metal/sculpture welds).
My pendant creations often serve as platform for discovering new shapes and textures, all working back to my sculptures and paintings. A true full-circle of material and creativity.