Animal Vegetable Mineral (AVM) Series Walking the dog, skiing, or swimming in the ocean, I look about finding bones, nests, shells. These textures of life accumulate; not wanting to throw them away, I put them into my life, my art. AVM (animal, vegetable, mineral) is the theme, my excuse to keep these treasures by using them. I am not sure if I am making art or playing or both… Time will tell! What do you think?
After studying for a master’s degree in sculpture at Ohio State University, I studied ceramics with Peter Voulkos, UC Berkeley, and art history with Irving Sandler, New York University. While living in New York City I taught ceramics and contemporary art history at New Jersey City University for five years. Next I moved to Colrain, MA, to raise a family. Then in Amherst I co-founded and co-directed two community art galleries and started the Amherst Art Walk, the first monthly art walk in the region. We are celebrating our 15 year anniversary March 2017. Primarily I make art, “constructs” of paint and mixed media, exhibiting in the Amherst-Northampton area, New England and nationally.