I started making assemblages in 2001 soon after I discovered the work of Joseph Cornell. Right from the start I was smitten and realized there was a higher calling for my collection of sewing notions, bisque doll parts and my tin of old nails. I usually find my “materials” at second hand shops, from 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. Found objects are fascinating! I love their history, their beauty and their banality. But above all, it’s the found object’s ability to tell stories and evoke memories, that keeps me looking for that perfect wooden box and tin of old photographs.
I live in Boston, MA with my husband and our daughter.
Harvard University Extension School, BA Art History 1995