The sources of ritual art in so-called "primitive" cultures have always interested me. I lived in Argentina and Mexico for a number of years. My Latin American experiences continue to influence my work as an artist.
The trees in the woods behind my house in Brockport, New York are being taken over by the wild grapevines like kudzu in the Deep South. I collect vine and bark, harvesting it all year, to use in my sculptures and installations.
I have been working on a series, developed from my hand stitched and coiled baskets. The baskets are cast in bronze using the lost wax method to produce one of a kind pieces. I plan each as a fragment or whole vessel.
Like most artists, the concepts behind my work are personal. However, I expect my work to speak about nature, metamorphosis, loss and the handmade object