I create assemblages of figures incorporating a variety of materials including papers, plastics, fabrics and found objects. By placing these figures in poses and settings reminiscent of traditional religious and mythical art, I try to imbue the images with greater emotional reverence and elevate them into the mythical and spiritual realms of the imagination.
Whether they are characters from childhood memories or everyday people fighting societal issues or even endangered animals struggling in our Florida Everglades, they are all, in a sense, contemporary icons.
I was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, but have called Miami my home for about twenty years. Since my move to this vibrant city, some of my stints include teaching English at Miami-Dade College as an adjunct professor and attaining an MFA in Creative Writing in Fiction at FIU. Currently I work full-time in my art studio at Collective62 in the Liberty City neighborhood. Drop by at any time or contact me to see some of my collection and works in progress.