As It Ever Was
I am pleased to announce my first solo show in New York. This show highlights my current series of paintings installed with decorative wallpaper, pillows and wearable accessories that I have also created.
Frequent themes explored in my work are the interplay of innocence, vulnerability, playfulness, and aggression, our search for connection, and our struggle with alienation.
An extension of my painting and sculpture practice, my jewelry and shoes migrate the animal imagery onto the body itself taking the relationship between the brutal and the decorative seen elsewhere in my work to its logical extreme. The viewer becomes an integral part of the piece, as the wearer. These works depict animals of all sorts from gargoyle-like beasts to playful cats, symbols of the irrepressible animal instincts and energies inside us all.