About the work

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My identity as an artist is closely aligned with the impulses of 16th c. pharmacist Ferranto Imperato, who collected shells, birds, sea creatures and gems and fossils and organized them in a magnificent and awe inspiring display, known as cabinets of curiosities. He published a catalogue of his collection, Dell’Historia Naturale (Naples 1599).

I know he experienced great pleasure in collecting and studying these objects, and it is  that sense of joy and wonder I share with what I find in the world. Metal, wood, plaster, and found objects are some of the materials I use, including works on paper.  Some of my pieces are related in content and context, some aren’t; sometimes I just go where my imagination takes me. I’m inspired by the rich experiences of living in the world and with my family, working as a nurse, and teaching art.

 

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