Artist Statement

  Einstein said “Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there is to know and understand.”

  My work lives in my imagination: Imaginary characters living in an imaginary world doing extraordinary things. I once performed brain surgery on a dead seahorse and attempted to mummify a bat; I deputized myself at an early age so I could dig in the basement for relics and bones; I found that by living in an attic, I could maintain my collection of shells and dead bugs; I created diagrams of nuclear reactors and office spaces using art supplies made from beet juice and onion skins; I dreamed of someday visiting the tombs of the queens and pharaohs of Ancient Egypt.

After years of painting, installations, and teaching, that driving curiosity still flows forward.