This series chronicles the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn. Inspired by the gentrification of this
neighborhood, I find myself drawn less to the intrusion of the contemporary and more to the
timeworn character of my surroundings.
As an installation artist and painter, I have worked with many materials. For my sand painting
series, I have created nearly 1000 spontaneous, ephemeral sand paintings and currently creating similar
works on canvas
My work explores the storage and transmission of memory, myth and experience. I’m interested in
mapping our very human engagement with the intersections of real and imagined experience
using performance, video, sculpture and installation.
My recent body of work uses cut paper layered with soot and encaustic to trace the gradual
reconstruction of a city after a natural disaster. These salvaged materials are reassembled into
forms that are both timeless and transient.
"Her compartmentalization of expressive figures is a language she intentionally re-arranges in
order to explore the possibilities of syntactical harmonies, counterpoised in both hue and gesture."
– The Brooklyn Rail