Artist Statement       Bio

My primary studio activity is drawing. I have always been intrigued by the immediacy of drawing, the very direct process of a mind and hand giving visual form to a perceived object/figure, an idea, a passing thought or emotion. Drawings can be absolutely spare, a line on a page or exhaustively rendered and they can be any size from miniature to monumental. I work with mixed media and collage that often includes Japanese papers (washi) as well as found bits of text and older drawings that have been torn and recycled. I’m interested in the ephemeral and change over time; I choose to work on paper with layers of collage and drawn images as it provides a parallel between material and image, form and content.