"Art is not a thing; it is a way."
- Elbert Hubbard
My artwork is a metaphor for my life philosophy that it's all about the journey. I chose a passion as my college major, fine arts, and in my freshman year I fell in love with an art form I wasn't familiar with—intaglio printmaking. Part of the appeal was that in spite of tight parameters and controls, the outcome was often unpredictable. Printmaking works in reverse: everything is inverted, so there's always an aspect of the unknown.
Evolving from metal etchings to collographs to collages, my current work combines my prints with bits of memorabilia and ephemera. I'm drawn to what connects us to other people, places and objects—where we came from, where we are now and where we're going. Our associations often involve tension between opposites and contrasting elements: old and new, dark and light, hard edges against soft edges, and abstract images with identifiable objects.
Layering different elements lets me explore new ideas and unexpected ways to see how we all connect and find balance.
University of Pennsylvania, Design: Exploring Creation of Artifacts in Society, 2013
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCAD), Interior Design, Lancaster, PA, 2013
Kutztown University, Graduate Independent Study in Printmaking, Kutztown, PA, 2007
Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA, Printmaking Workshops, 1998 - 2003
The Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY, 1992-93
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, Continuing Ed. Program, 1990-91
Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA, Continuing Ed. Program, 1989
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, Summer Program, 1981
Trinity College, Hartford, CT, B.A. Fine Arts, 1983
April, 2001, Jerome Kaplan Print Prize & Student Solo Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial
April, 2000, Special Merit II Award, Fleisher Art Memorial
1983, President's Fellow, Fine Art, Trinity College
1982, Friends of Trinity Art, Printmaking Award, Trinity College