Each of these heads is made with a palm-full or handful of clay. When I see that an identity has emerged, then I leave it alone. Some form groups, some stand alone, kind of like people. They are inspired by all the different kinds of people I see on the subway going to and from my studio every day.
I showed the first groups of these heads at my MFA Thesis exhibition in May 2014 at New York Studio School. I continue to make more.
Inspired by my reading of Ovid's Metamorphoses and looking at natural rock formations, these figures are about coming into being. They are larger than life size, I think because that feels intimate to me, the way a body close at hand looks and feels– very present and touchable, but unknowable.
To read the Deucalion and Pyrrha story click HERE.
Crowns, made of bronze. Life sized. Very heavy and uncomfortable.
"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown." -- William Shakespeare, King Henry IV, part 2
Three of these crowns were shown at John Davis Gallery in Summer 2014 and are sold. The new Twin Crowns, pictured on top, are new.
My husband 's family has a house in the Berkshire Mountains where we spend time when we can. It is a peaceful place where you can smell thyme and hear the brook flowing by. These paintings and others were shown at Sanford Smith Fine Art in Great Barrington, MA the summer of 2010.
I painted these from 2005-2009 for three summers of shows at the Horn-Ashby Gallery in Nantucket, MA. They are based on old family photos from when I was growing up going to Nantucket with my family every August.