my father's perpetual wanderlust, I have been constantly drawn to
other cultures, to the vibrant beauty of life on the street. Even
before overcoming jet-lag I have to hit the dusty markets in a new
village, exploring the tastes, smells, sounds, views, taking in
all the multi-sensory delights. Snapping photos as unobtrusively
as I can.
home, I am instantly restless. I want to re-experience a place.
I want that heightened sense of stepping off into a new land. I
want to fall in love with the people again. So I jazz up my photographs
with water colors, collage them, reprint them, paint on them again.
And when I paint, something takes over. Maybe it's the fluid, vivid
intensity of the water colors. Maybe it's the music I listen to.
Maybe it's the people and places that still linger in the vibrations
of the original photographs. Memoryscapes enhanced by time.
I've worked with multi-media and photography since the 1960's, and
as a screenwriter and script consultant. I've taught word processing
to veiled Islamic women in Egypt, shipped goods from Afghanistan
for an importer, sewed the bindings on clogs at a sweatshop shoe
factory along the Hudson and worked as a waitress in between. Traveling
whenever I could. Everywhere seeking out the people, the colors
and the story. Currently by day, I work as an internet consultant
for Latin American publishers. By night, I study African dance and
a B.A. in French from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters
in Communication from the State University of New York.
Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA; February-March 2001
The Junction Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA; Dec.-Jan. 2001
Pickle & Puppy, Wellfleet MA; May-Sept. 2000
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