My work is symbolic commentary on sociological and environmental issues in a complex and alienating society. The themes are inadequacies in society posed as allegory. Primal experiences, nature and personal identity for example, so basic to our understanding of existence, are symbolized in this allegorical world. Contemporary cultural icons and words are used to enhance or countermand the associations of the figurative images and symbols, emphasizing the dichotomy between physical self survival and spiritual isolation.
Utilizing printmaking and collage as an extension of drawing and painting, I have found that in the realm of two dimensional expression that mixed media collage is the most authentic and subjective tool to express my voice.
Studied: Oberlin College; Cleveland Institute of Art; Cleveland State University; Illinois State University.
Exhibited in the United States, Canada and England since 1977.
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative