I’ve been painting on found surfaces for more than 20 years. In 2012, I began exploring “found” through collage.
Everything I create, from painting to collage, has a found element. It could be a rejected piece of partially dyed canvas, a page of a book oxidized by a note placed inside decades before, or the horsehair bristles of an architect’s brush.
I'm inspired by the hunt to find new materials and new subject matter and the challenge of executing and editing. A piece is finished when the combination of shapes, colors, 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 make something beautiful from something discarded, and to discover new directions in both process and subject.
I live and work in Jersey City, NJ.