Back in the 1970’s in small town New England there was no such thing as garbage collection. So on Saturdays I would go to the town dump with my folks. This was a necessity where I lived, but also a much-anticipated event. Because the dump had free access, we went ‘shopping’, leaving with more than we brought. In the mid 80’s I left the dump and went to undergraduate and graduate school for painting & drawing and have been teaching in academia since then in FL, TX, SC and NC. I've been at UNCC since 1997.
But somewhere in there I went back. To the dump. Many dumps. Originally a painter, I re-discovered that objects speak to me eloquently and with a great deal of urgency. I invent meaning through the manipulation of ‘things’ and actions (2D, 3D, 4D), sometimes alone and often with collaborators.
I also make a mean fresh ginger-lemon meringue pie.
Born: 1967 Miami, FL
- Russian Language School graduate, Norwich University (VT), 1987
BFA in Painting, University of NC-Greensboro, 1989
MFA in Painting/Drawing, University of Florida, 1992
Favorite Xmas gift ever: an abacus and an antique glass eye!