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My works are physical and conceptual, mixed media assemblages that stem from a lifetime of assimilating different cultures, people, and places. I have lived in 22 different homes. These nomadic roots impart a feeling of not belonging anywhere and can leave you adrift, but they can also instill a great sense of being unencumbered, a lightness of spirit. I find the need to belong, to be part of a family, society, or group, and the coincident state of being caught in its web, intriguing.
I see life and society as a balancing act between maintaining one’s freedom while accepting certain forms of confinement. My work revolves around these ideas of love and commitment, memory, youth and beauty, power and control. Growing up in Europe has had a lasting influence over my work. Its places, people, and culture permeate my own memory.
My most recent explorations uncover a specific study of the passage of time, and of beauty and decay. I currently reside in Miami, Florida where backyards and neighborhood roadsides have a continuous flourish of flowers, leaves, weeds, and such. I collect them, dry them, and fix them to a composition. Since, over time, the dried muted colors will continue to evolve, a photograph is adhered to the reverse side to document to the work’s beginnings. These “De-Compositions” are an abstract yet tangible witness of the fragile states of memory, and of youth and beauty with its inevitable decay, conditions that I see, often have the power to define us as who we are.
Illustration / Kuvitus, Mixed Media / Sekatekniikka, Painting / Maalaus, Photography / Valokuvaus, Printmaking / TaidegrafiikkaTagged
assemblage / kokoelma, culture / kulttuuri, decomposition / hajoaminen, flower / kukka, leaf / lehti, mixed media / sekatekniikka, nomad / nomadiComments
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ISSN 1799-8549 (Painettu/Printed)
ISSN 1799-8557 (Verkkolehti/Online)
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