Old family photographs are the starting point for my work. Reimagined, with the intention of setting my subjects free from a frozen moment in time and space, I place them into a new orbit. Transcending the personal and sidestepping nostalgia, I create a new narrative and mess with time.
Initially, along with photographs, I use painting, drawing and collage which is manufactured into large scale, digitally woven fabric. This is then cut and reassembled using hand stitched appliqué. I find this use of new technology, combined with traditional techniques, compelling within a contemporary art context.
I moved to the UK from the USA in 1983. I’m an art graduate of The Ohio State University where my practice was performance and video based. This was followed by post graduate study in Arts Management at the University of Akron with an interest in alternative artist spaces. By way of a USA/UK educational work exchange programme, I ended up in Cambridge where I managed a gallery, before settling in Scotland in 1987.
I am represented by Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh. www.arushagallery.com