STATEMENT

My work explores childhood, memory, vulnerability and trauma. I am interested in the complex and timeless experiences that women share in relationships between parenting and in their own youth. My paintings, ceramics, films and printmaking collage ephemeral imagery that replay narratives of childhood, which are often only fragments of memories and experiences. My work also has an environmental component. I set figures amidst flora and fauna in the landscape that I remember from childhood, along the Hudson River, the Palisades and Inwood Hill Park. Memories of the Cloisters inspire references to medieval ornamentation and Victorian objects. I use beads, rhinestones, jewelry and glitter, which are both reminiscent of exploring my mother’s jewelry box as a child and historical, ritual objects in Jewish and Catholic traditions.