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My work is generally composed of paintings and mixed media on canvas, wood panel or paper. Within this framework I explore the idea of connection—more specifically, the connection between people across time. We are linked with one another through objects such as icons, sculptures and items we share with one another.
A few years ago I visited the Cleveland Museum of Art and was struck by the stillness of the medieval gallery. There were relief sculptures on the wall and it struck me how these 700 year old French sculptures were in this space in Ohio, and I considered all the historical events, as well as the everyday experiences that these sculptures witnessed and all the people over centuries who had viewed these works and built memories in their presence.
These sculptures, as well as other sculptures and icons in the public realm, take on the energy or patina of human emotion because of the length of time they’ve been in existence. They become a conduit or connection between people across time, across generations and across cultures. The threads of our memories and experiences are interwoven with each other through these works.
I paint images of my perceptions of the stored memories and feelings present in these icons to show the connections we have with each other. Connections that are vital in a world that is becoming increasingly disconnected.
I am a painter, with a BFA from Wayne State University, and I am beginning my graduate studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago this summer. I am currently a painting and drawing instructor a Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Rochester, MI.
For Years and Years
watercolor on paper
7.5" x 16" x 0"