The reason I came along was to ask If you would perhaps help me with a little project, no? For old times sake, no?
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I received a degree in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Stella Adler Conservatory and spent my early life working in experimental theater. After a long break from acting, and a traumatic loss in my personal life, I sought to find a new way to channel my grief and release my creative energy. I was encouraged to take a painting class in assemblage and collage and was immediately hooked, ultimately becoming obsessed with texture, destruction, decay, and art as process as well as final product. My main thematic concerns lie in the effects of time and trauma on both the organic and the inorganic, in examining the way Nature and its processes, and Man and his processes effect the integrity of an object or individual, and therefore determine its progression as an entity. I approach each new canvas as an object subject to the rules of time and trial. The work is built up slowly, layer by layer, or worn away bit by bit, each step an event in the lifetime of the object, detailing its experience, building its character, elevating it from the ordinary and sanitary, and, hopefully, telling its story.