I’ve been painting on found surfaces for more than 20 years. In 2012, I began exploring “found” through collage.
Everything I create has a found element, whether it's a rejected scrap of partially dyed canvas, a page of a book that was oxidized by a note placed inside decades before, or the horsehair bristles from an architect’s brush.
I'm inspired by the hunt to find new materials and the challenge of editing. A piece is finished when the combination of shapes and ideas comes together like a puzzle; when the positive and negative space have equal say; when I’ve exhausted all other possibilities.
I make art to see how far from my comfort zone I can go, to discover new directions in both process and subject, and to find the space when I am utterly lost in creation.
The search is endless, as is the process.
I live and work in Jersey City, NJ.