ARTIST'S STATEMENT

I navigate the themes of anxiety and memory through my artistic practice. I explore these themes through my relationship with my body and with the organic environments found in New York State.

 

My interest in these themes stems from early childhood, when introversion and shyness made me seek out suitable forms of expression and amusement. I found that I could communicate and express myself through art, and later, could use art to further explore my introversion. My interest in memory comes from its relationship to anxiety: My experience of anxiety is intensified by fear of past events and quieted by the creation of personal memorials. My attention to memory developed from my secular Jewish background and love of the writings of Elie Wiesel.

 

I am increasingly interested in creating new “environments.” My interest in pushing the immersive and experiential qualities of art leads me to work primarily in sculpture and installation. I seek to make my art physically, intellectually, and emotionally immersive by constantly evoking space and emotive, personally significant yet relatable concepts. Decay, immediacy, details, and deep shadows are essential to my work.

 

My practice draws inspiration from artists including Angiola Churchill, Frida Kahlo, Diana Shpungin, Chiharu Shiota, Kate Gilmore, Maria Lassnig, and Lex Cachapero.