Word play and stream of consciousness writing have always delighted me. Once while cleaning a closet I realized I had diaries dating back to when I was nine years old. After contemplating work I could create with them, I decided to start shredding the pages. I didn't want the journals to be read but I also I wondered what could come from randomly rearranging the words I’d written. I shredded some journals and worked them into my collages, paintings, and artist books. Layer by layer the sentences become abstracted from their original context and gained new meaning. I saw earlier themes of cycles and rhythm evolve. I began writing, erasing, and using images and words from magazines and newspapers to explore the interplay of words and color and form sometimes abandoning language altogether.
As the daughter of an artist, creativity molded me from the beginning and helped me make sense of the world. I was trained in my father’s studio and classrooms where he taught painting. He encouraged me to make a piece of art a day. I dreamed of becoming a writer and studied languages and linguistics. In addition to my art practice I write poetry and creative non-fiction.
My artwork has shown in New York at The Center for Book Arts, The National Academy School, Sarah Lawrence College, The Kitchen, and Soundtrack F&T. I received The 2019 Gurfein Writing Fellowship for memoir / creative non-fiction. I live in upper Manhattan.