When I began making art in 1978, it was with a hungry investigation to try and understand these magical questions: What makes an object greater than its materials? Where and what is the moment of transformation? And why is the mask of a shaman or a Greek Icon so much more than wood, or paint or feathers?
In 1993, deeply inspired by fairy tales, myths and travels to cultures more remote than my own, I began making empty, but not empty garments, boats, and architectural structures. These works are filled with a presence, an energy or maybe they are filled with a memory. A hint of a life before now- their moment of transformation.