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About The Artist

I SEE SCULPTURALLY, and create art in bas-relief, building and lifting certain elements to emphasize the spatial dynamics of the composition and the elements of space, light, shape, and form. 


Influenced by my training at Boston University (BFA, sculpture) and Cranbrook Academy of Art (MFA, sculpture), I juxtapose forms and shapes, highlighting their points of contact and the shadows they cast. My goal is to demonstrate how these elements relate to each other, with the goal of capturing a scene that stirs the senses.


A recent series of work focused on the landscape throughout South Florida, where I live, highlighting my concern for the health of the planet and the perils of climate change.


I am currently working on a series of abstract collages that interpret my approach to space and form. This work focuses on my interpretation of ‘almost-but-not-quite real’ spaces, offering an ambiguous world, somewhere between authentic and imagined. My intention is to invite you into this space and compel you to consider:


  • Where is it?

  • What is it?

  • What do you see?

  • What do you feel?

  • Do you find yourself in it, or not?


Whether the scene is real or imagined, my goal is to create a dynamic, provocative composition that celebrates space in terms of plane, form, shadow and shape.







  • Tri-County Biennial Exhibit, sponsored by Broward Art Guild, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Honorable Mention and People's Choice Award, 2019

  • All Landscape Art Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery Online, First Place and Judges Choice winner, Mixed Media and 3D Category, 2019

  • Landscape Competition, Light Space Time Gallery 9th Annual International Online, Special Recognition, 2019

  • 555 Special Art Exhibition, Light Space Time Gallery 2nd Annual Online Competition, Special Merit Award, Painting and Other Media Category, 2019 

  • Nature Exhibition, Art Room Gallery International Competition, Merit Award, 2019

  • No Walls, Just Great Art Exhibit, Bauhaus Prairie Gallery International Competition, Honorable Mention, 2019

  • A Show of Her Own, Artist Table Online Gallery, Honorable Mention

  • Land and Sea Exhibit, 2019, Broward Art Guild, Judge's Recognition Award

  • 2019 Island City Juried Art Exhibit, Art Gallery 21, Wilton Manors, FL, Honorable Mention

  • All Planet Earth Exhibit 2019, Contemporary Art Gallery Online, 5th Place, Mixed Media

  • Hills and Valleys Landscape Exhibit, 2019, ArtistTable Online Gallery, 1st Place

  • Nature Exhibit, 2019, Light Space Time Online Gallery, Special Merit