Artist’s Statement

Though always intent on creating sculpture that is accessible on many levels and open to the validity of subjective interpretation, I seek to create a dialogue of issues, express opinions and interpret feelings. Like so much conceptual sculpture, my goal is to inspire a story, which also allows for the flexibility of differing individual explanations.  Inspiration comes from found objects and traditional and non-traditional art materials, using them as a reference to or denial of their historic uses.  In my work I strive to comment on the human condition, through humor, satire, whimsy or pathos. 

I have studied art since childhood, but in mid-life went back to school to get an MFA from University of New Orleans.  My work has been exhibited in juried shows all over the country, winning awards in Massachusetts, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana.  Along with artmaking, I have supported myself as a newspaper reporter and columnist, jazz concert organizer, freelance fashion photographer and professional non-profit fundraiser.  I am currently a full-time sculptor and designer.