My images represent my life experiences, expounded
upon by my imagination.
The women in my images represent me and the cacoons represent me in
gestation. Therefore, they are symbolic and psychological in content.
I have been painting the same woman in different imaginary circumstances
depending what was happening to me emotionally then in my life for the
past 15 years. She represents me in all the different aspects of my
Not only is the psychological and symbolic aspect important in my images,
but how I present that idea thru imaginary light, conceptual space,
movement thru line and bright colors, which are all equally important.
My cacoons began to develop very subtly in my work the last year at
the Academy in 1987. After spending 3 months in Europe after I graduated
from the Academy I began to paint the human figure and their imaginary
circumstances. At that time my cacoons became an integral part of my
My cacoons represent nurturing and safety as the Cacoon
Queen experiences her imaginary and real life.
Fleischer Art Memorial - Philadelphia - l977-83
Barnes Foundation - l982-84
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts - l983-87