About the Artist > Statement
I approach art as an intellectual endeavor and always start with a particular idea, perhaps due to my background in art history and spending years writing about art. At the same time my work is equally immediate, emotional and spontaneous, and it often has a strong spatial element, a concept that I explored in my doctoral thesis at Columbia University. I am similarly fascinated with finding beauty, sometimes in the mundane and the ordinary.
Abstract art entices me with its primary artistic elements: color, shape, line, and texture. I like working in layers, printing and painting over previous surfaces many times. To me it is evocative of our daily experiences with numerous strata encompassing various aspects. More often than not I work in series, creating pieces that interrelated. An essential part of my work includes humorous and whimsical aspects. I like my viewers to laugh and have a good time.