Childhood memories of the beach: the rhythm of the water; the exhilaration of being lifted by the immense power of waves; touching the spiral growth rings of shells. There was also the logic of geometry and an obsession with curved triangles. When I began making sculpture, these experiences re-emerged: I constructed a five foot high cardboard triangular curved wave. After learning welding, I created a series in sheet steel. These sculptures took the form of semi-abstract waves, shells, galaxies, animal horns, and growth patterns.
I am fascinated by how geometry produces high energy organic forms that flow into spirals. The additive process is an adventure; although the triangular modular units are carefully measured, cut, and welded at specific angles, the outcome is unpredictable.
I moved on to found objects assemblage and sculpting people and animals, especially horses and dogs (resurrecting other childhood passions). I recently returned to the wave and am creating a ten foot version for Riverside Park, Manhattan.
A native New Yorker, I split my time between the city and the Hudson Valley. I received an MFA from The City College of NY and a BA in English from Queens College. I currently work as a metal sculpture Technical Instructor at the Art Students League. Ihave curated exhibitions and exhibited widely in solo and group shows at such venues as the Kingston NY Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, Godwin-Ternbach Museum of Queens College, The City College Biennials, Noho and Prince Street Galleries in Chelsea, the Rubenstein Gallery in the Lower East Side, and the Ottendorfer and Tompkins Square Libraries in the East Village. Among other prizes, I received a cash award for artistic merit from the Salmagundi Club and a Merit Scholarship from the Art Students League, where, in 2012 I was selected in a competition to create a public sculpture for Riverside Park through the Model to Monument program. In 2014, I received a Career Achievement Award from the City College of NY Alumni Association, and in 2015 I curated the Sculptors Alliance exhibit, Speaking Volumes and Voids, on Governors Island.