My work, primarily intaglio printmaking (etching), has been exhibited in Japan, New York, and Connecticut. In the past few years, I have concentrated on my “Alice in Japan” series, imagining the wondrous and curious sights she may have seen had that rabbit hole deposited her in a Japanese wonderland rather than an English one.
My newest series (all of “series” hop, skip, and jump over many years),“Wonderland Kimono,” was also inspired by Alice.
I have lived in Asia for 14 years, 7 of them in Japan, which has, indeed, influenced my work and my life.
I find great delight, beauty, and mystery in the mad-made objects that are the markers of a culture, and the juxtaposition of those objects, sometimes in unexpected ways, sometimes coming together to tell a new story. Puppets & dolls especially interest me, inanimate objects found in every culture and whose soul is only awakened when they perform. I observe, and I wonder. I am a curious observer.