Travel has always been an important influence on my work While a Fulbright Scholar in Poland, I was introduced to the “underground” theater tradition that had developed during World War II by Tadeusz Kantor. In 2011 I visited Japan because of my love of Japanese art, especially woodblock prints and their relationship to Noh and Kabuki Theater.
In Japan the Butoh, a form of avant-garde performance movement, was a response to the aftermath of WW II and the changes in traditional Japanese culture.
My work in this virtual exhibit reflects my interest in the theater, both Western and Eastern, and how these cultures interact and influence each other.
Currently, I am continuing my work as a printmaker with a special focus on monotypes. I have recently joined the Plein Air Painters Chicago, an organization that promotes painting outdoors at various sites in the city.