Thread, paper, tissue, Book of Psalms from 1844
4” x 3.75” in natural wood frame 8.75” x 8.75”
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY / STATEMENT
I received a BFA, magna cum laude, from Hartford Art School, West Hartford, Connecticut, with a concentration in two-dimensional studies, and continued with postgraduate studies at the Akademie der Bildenen Künste in Munich, Germany.
As a collagist, painter, book arts and fiber artist I often invoke a metaphysical quality of contemplation and timelessness. My works on/of paper reference the material of antique books, music manuscripts, ephemera and photo postcards - deconstructing paper, images and text, and using it in metaphorical ways. Through the exploration and manipulation of the antique materials, history, memory and time merge in a hybrid form. My devotion to books is inspired by the ability of the written word to take the reader to other places through stories, poems, and prayers. My process reveals how language can become visual through re-interpretation.