On and Off The Grid

November 25, 2019

I was recently in the Portland Art Museum in Maine. Wandering around the museum got the creative energy flowing. When I ended up in the museum gift store, I could not resist the pull to buy an art gift for myself. While perusing the shelves I found a medium sized red sketchbook. Rather than blank drawing pages, this book was...

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‘Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.’ – Charles Lindbergh   Art therapists tend to love working with metaphors, and I’m no exception. Metaphors spontaneously arise in art and serve as an entry point for connection and meaning. In my art therapy groups at...

February 10, 2018

‘Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fall, you fail, you hurt. You fall. But, you keep going.’ (Yasmin Mogahed) I lived in Queens NY for many years. NYC is where I went to grad school for art therapy and began my career as an art therapist. The city held many possibilities and...

July 24, 2017

A couple weeks ago I was chosen to be Artist of the Week by Urban Outfitters Europe. Below is my interview with Urban Outfitters where I talk about the role of art in my life and my evolving creative process. You can also read the interview on their site! UO: What inspires you to create artwork? As a child I...

February 21, 2017

  ‘Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.’ (C.G. Jung)   My new job at the psychiatric hospital provides me with many exciting opportunities to collaborate with the other group leaders. We each come from a different background and have a unique way of working with the patients and creating and...

January 7, 2017

 “Creativity is contagious.    Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein I believe that any form of art making in a group is a collaborative experience. Even if each group member works on an individual piece, the shared group energy is contagious in a way that often brings about growth, new ideas, and shared experiences. With that in mind, it is often exciting...

December 29, 2016

I am excited to share that my second collection of vinyl record mandalas is on display at The Cabot! Here’s my artist’s statement for the show: Old scratched up records end their musical journey as they become dormant and unplayable. My vinyl record mandalas pick up where the stunted life of a discarded record leaves off, imbuing them with new energy...

November 21, 2016