statement

I make conceptual abstract paintings and installations. Generally my ideas are inspired by my loves of historical abstraction, by spirituality...especially by my long-time yoga and meditation practices, and feminist ideals. “Beauty will no longer be forbidden.” ~Hélène Cixous, The Laugh of the Medusa

While I have long been enamored of the oeuvres of ab-ex/neo-expressionist Phillip Guston, abstract impressionist Joan Mitchell, proto-pop painter Cy Twombly, op artist Briget Riley, and new image painter Susan Rothenberg, my art more directly links to the works of first abstractionist Hilma af Klint, orphic cubist Sonia Delaunay, abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock, and pop artists Robert Indiana and Yayoi Kusama.

I write and draw on the matrix in pencil and paint, often mixing geometric and gestural abstractions...sometimes on the same painting, and other times on separate surfaces within the same series of paintings or within a larger installation. And I gravitate towards using pink paints. In recent bodies of work, it is a focal point. According to symbolists, pink is the color of unconditional love, understanding, passion, good health and success.