I started my career as a photographer, but was drawn to assemblage sculpture by way of experiments with various recycled materials, jewelry and fabrics. My assemblage sculptures, which I call "My Girls", are unique and exceptional examples of contemporary Surrealism, The beaded sculptures prompt questions about beauty, femininity, identity, loss, grief and redemption. Journalist Burton Wasserman wrote that my work is "deeply rooted layers of personal memory, thought and feeling, joined with reflections on the various roles played by women in society, past and present."
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1993 Bachelor of Arts Degree, Art History, Rosemont College
Sculpture in Permanent Collection of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, Pa. August 16, 1999
"Rose and Material Girl"
Sculpture in Permanent Collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC. May 13, 1999
Sculpture in the Permanent Collection of the State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pa. July 10, 1997
Sculpture in the Permanent Collection of the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA. April 3, 1996