The rivers, the forests, the thickets and the dangling branches all change, each day, ruled by ancient laws. So far they are renewed and replaced mainly in comforting regularity. They mean no harm. And I find us in them, find our delicate awakenings, our yearning, our growth and failings, our sorrow, our solace and our rest.
I work in various media and formats, turning most frequently to ink wash on paper. Sumi ink is versatile and challenging, yielding surprises of fresh textures, bouquets of tones and unintended blobs. A kind of dance with the artist occurs in the creation of a large aqueous piece.
Among the public collections where my work can be found are Alliance Bernstein, Tokyo; Bryn Mawr College Library; Farnsworth Art Museum; James A. Michener Art Museum; Johns Hopkins University Hospital; The MacDowell Colony; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Princeton University Art Museum; and United States Embassy, Estana, Kajakhstan.