My first art exhibits were held in my mother’s kitchen. Her patronage was invaluable and carried me through to my art studies at Brooklyn College, N.Y.C. I obtained my B.A. fine arts in 1966 and a M.A. Art Ed. in 1969. The Brooklyn College art instructors significantly influenced my love of color, form, and design. However, my love of sharing art brought me to teaching at the middle school level. Later, after raising my children, I continued to teach art in Florida for ten years. These art students were my greatest teachers. Many of my Florida students were new to our country, and often shared their own cultural artistic experiences. The discovery of Chinese Zhe Zhi modular paper folding was such a cultural experience taught to me by one of my art students. Working in this unique paper medium allows me to create my own geometric beauty and give a singular voice to the unity of many.
I constantly look forward to learning more from other sculptors. And, as a result, I am a member of The International Sculpture Center. It is a wonderful source of ideas and current events within the sculptors’ world.
My artistic life revolves around the preparation I received as a student, the ability to remain open to new ideas and continue to learn, and the value of sharing that life and knowledge with the rest of the world.
To see these works in the flesh, please join us in the gallery, opening night for our New Artists Show.