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I spent most of my life running away from art, shouting “I can’t” inside my head. Until that voice changed to “I must.” And here I am.
I am a sculptor, photographer, and assemblage artist working to elevate the broken and decayed bits of the human-made world that are often unnoticed, avoided, or discarded. I celebrate the colors, textures, patterns, and forms that nature adds to human-made objects over time. Whether I am working with the richness of found objects, or manipulating new materials to expose their possibilities, I celebrate the beauty of age by presenting these pieces as jewel-like treasures.
My compositional tools are repetition, juxtaposition, and laser focus. I tend to work in loops – returning to themes from a photograph as I assemble a sculpture or being inspired by a 3D creation to new ideas for 2D work. I enjoy charting the intertwining paths of this self-inspiration and still find myself surprised when my own history repeats itself in new and interesting ways.
In the end I suppose it should come as no surprise that I have finally taken root as an artist. Growing up in Connecticut, I was surrounded by my mother (with a palette full of paint), my father (with a workshop full of tools), and my grandfather (with a drawer full of drafting supplies). I have always enjoyed making things.
After studying Product Design at Stanford, I embarked on a design career that has spanned a variety of disciplines. I currently hold the position of Director of User Experience for Study.com. Previously, I spent 6 years at Thuuz as VP of User Experience, 10 years as Creative Director for Pandora, and several years designing museum exhibits and other fun stuff. I also serve on the Board of Directors of Art Bias, a Bay Area non-profit serving the needs of local artists.
Open Studio Location
Weekend 2: Site# 186 Alameda Art Works
1068 The Alameda, San Jose
Site: 186 Alameda Art Works
1068 The Alameda
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