I started making assemblages in 2001 soon after I discovered the work of Joseph Cornell. Right from the start I was smitten and realized that there was a higher calling for my collection of sewing notions, bisque doll parts and a coffee tin of old nails. I usually find my “materials” from second hand shops, family and friends, and walking around the neighborhood on trash night. When I start my work, I’m often inspired by a photograph and see it as the subject. From there, found objects are added to support the photograph and create a story that either I planned or emerged as I worked on the assemblage. I love working with these discarded and yet once cherished materials. Their ability to to evoke memories and tell stories, keeps me looking for that perfect wooden box, bundle of old photographs and assorted odds and ends.
I live in Boston, MA with my husband and our daughter.
Harvard University Extension School, BA Art History 1995