MY FAVORITE STORIES
I remember, when I was a child hearing my dad embellish every story. Some part of me was always attracted to his ability to have a storyline and improve upon it with creativity and visual symbolism and soon the story became larger than it was. I suppose by making work that expresses human emotion in dramatic form, I, too, am continuing that legacy.
Influences that I have loved are cave painting, abstract expressionism, Degas, Kahlo, The Garden of Earthly Delight, Kathe Kollwitz, Max Beckmann, Vincent Van Gogh, and Susan Rothenberg.
I have always loved books, the illustrations as well as the words. My work is a combination of that form of art. Impacted by some arts that I have studied and seen, I am now creating my own story. Sometimes they are a play, a poem, an opera or a comedy. Each story takes a life of its own combining visual and free thought and is a story, by itself but also part of a book that goes on and on.