It is a construct with a foundation in equality, inclusiveness, and a healthy world.
This vision is deeply rooted in my multi-cultural paternal American/Jewish and maternal French/Armenian/Christian heritage, and birthplace in Japan.
I create ethereal alternative worlds in wall-sized and intimate-scaled paintings, mixed media, and installation art in which I explore this philosophy in relation to transformation and time. I celebrate kinship between diverse people and cultures, and responsibility for a sustainable global environment. In the process, I make associations between seemingly disparate ideas in science, spirituality, architecture, and technology.
Androgynous human figures defy age, gender, and race. Water towers, cement factories, and untamed nature jockey for empowering sustainability. With sweeping gestural paint strokes and line, dripping paint, tree branches, string, clay, and sandpaper, I blend abstraction and realism. They represent the complexities of reality versus imagined utopia.
My imagery moves in and out of the clouds, reminiscent of the paintings of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Blending of abstraction, layered paint, and natural and human-engineered objects are nods to Anselm Kiefer and Judy Pfaff.
My intention is to create work that is inspiring, uplifting, and thought-provoking. Stimulating conversations have ensued. The unforeseen connections that I make with you transcend the physical pieces of art.