Artist Statement

Environmental Art and Advocacy

My interdisciplinary art works combine sculpture, video and dance; I create socially engaged art that intervenes in public spaces. My processes include film, metal work and fiber arts. My process also draws from my background in dance and my interest in exploring movement as a way to suggest action or change.

My process is rooted in my travels to isolated locations to reflect on nature, history and female experience – the recurring themes in my works. Having extensively traveled in Greece visiting scores of ancient archeological sites, I have contemplated the remains humans leave behind. I have seen collapsed walls, towers and monuments that once represented magnificent cities and peoples. What awes me in these sites, in addition to their magnificence, is nature’s slow, quiet invasion and continued vitality. Reflecting on nature’s permanence and the impermanence of human made artifacts my works highlight nature’s ability to remain vital in light of the impact of contemporary humans.

With my works I hope that the viewers can experience a unified, global voice emphasizing the importance of healing nature to heal ourselves, and calling for action to protect the environment.