Amaryllis
       
     
Oceana
       
     
Iris
       
     
Scorpio
       
     
Scorpio (detail)
       
     
Blue Morpho Dance
       
     
Swoop
       
     
Flight
       
     
Flight (detail)
       
     
Shell's Angel
       
     
Shell's Angel (detail)
       
     
Tree Mask
       
     
Tree Mask (detail)
       
     
Ondine
       
     
Ondine (detail)
       
     
Ark
       
     
Seed
       
     
Lily
       
     
Blue Parrot Tulip 1
       
     
Blue Parrot Tulip 2
       
     
The Violet Hour
       
     
The Violet Hour (detail)
       
     
Palm Spine
       
     
Palm Spine (detail)
       
     
Installation View
       
     
Installation View
       
     
Amaryllis
       
     
Amaryllis

Free Fall Flow , exhibited at the Katzen Museum, features my most recent body of work, bringing together ink and pencil drawings on vellum and canvas with large-scale sculptural work.

 

Oceana
       
     
Oceana

The title is a line from the song Yes, the River Knows by the Doors. It could be an alternative title for Ovid’s Metamorphoses (8 A.D.), a primary inspiration in my artistic practice. Ovid’s “perpetual poem” is a free flow, a stream of transformations. I am fascinated by the concept of perpetual flux and the instability of form.

Iris
       
     
Iris

My work has shifted from toward a looser, diluted and more abstract language.

I see metamorphosis as a state in which multiple forms co-exist.

Scorpio
       
     
Scorpio

Translucent materials- inks, vellum paper, thin papier-mâché – enable the accumulation of visual layers, so that different forms can overlap within the same space.

Scorpio (detail)
       
     
Scorpio (detail)
Blue Morpho Dance
       
     
Blue Morpho Dance

Part of my shift towards a more abstract language involves my increasing use of motion in splashing and pouring ink onto canvas and paper. That motion is visible in the vellum pieces, like Blue Morpho Dance or Swoop.

 

Swoop
       
     
Swoop
Flight
       
     
Flight

Flight is suspended from the ceiling, continually turning in very slow motion with the currents of air. The play of light and shadow as it moves is magical.

 

Flight (detail)
       
     
Flight (detail)

With the sculptural works, I continue the techniques I developed in ‘Vessels of Light’, but working towards larger and more amorphous and organic shapes.

 

Shell's Angel
       
     
Shell's Angel

I am excited by the luminosity of these sculptures, as well as the play of light and shadow.

Shell's Angel (detail)
       
     
Shell's Angel (detail)

It is almost as though the third dimension is light.

Tree Mask
       
     
Tree Mask

Tree Mask is wall-mounted, creating intricate shadows.

Tree Mask (detail)
       
     
Tree Mask (detail)
Ondine
       
     
Ondine

In my most recent piece, Ondine, I return to a favorite figure of Ovid’s, the water nymph. Ondine appears simultaneously solid and liquid, human and imaginary.

Ondine (detail)
       
     
Ondine (detail)
Ark
       
     
Ark

I begin these delicate paper works with motion – splashing, pouring and manipulating different types of ink.

Seed
       
     
Seed

I continue to work in ink and color pencil on vellum, increasing the scale and complexity.

Lily
       
     
Lily
Blue Parrot Tulip 1
       
     
Blue Parrot Tulip 1

With the ‘Blue Parrot Tulip’ series I continue my ‘WildFlowers’ work and my fascination with metamorphoses.

Blue Parrot Tulip 2
       
     
Blue Parrot Tulip 2

Based on actual flowers, they conjure imaginary hybrid forms that contain elements of different species.

The Violet Hour
       
     
The Violet Hour
The Violet Hour (detail)
       
     
The Violet Hour (detail)
Palm Spine
       
     
Palm Spine
Palm Spine (detail)
       
     
Palm Spine (detail)
Installation View
       
     
Installation View
Installation View
       
     
Installation View