I create complex and vibrant wall sculptures from wooden debris collected after natural disasters such as hurricanes, fires and floods. My practice explores issues of loss, identity, memory, and renewal and is directly inspired by American patchwork quilts. Currently based in Boston, I was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Haddonfield, New Jersey, spending my summers at the shore. I earned my BA at Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA) a masters in fashion design from Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA) , and my MFA in studio art at Moore College of Art and Design (Philadelphia, PA). My works are in numerous private, corporate and museum collections, most notably the Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton, MA), the James A. Michener Museum (Jenkintown, PA) and the International Quilt Museum (Lincoln, NE).  My work has been featured and reviewed in numerous arts, quilt and craft magazines, books and newspapers. Additionally, I was featured in a TV News 12 New Jersey interview with John Bathke, The Weather Channel and NPR in Berea, KY. In 2017, I was awarded New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture. In the summer of 2018, I completed a three-month residency at the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, MA. During the winter of 2019, I finished a New Courtland Fellowship with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, where we made a public quilt/art project using pencils  with senior citizens and students from Philadelphia. 

Bio

I create complex and vibrant wall sculptures from wooden debris collected after natural disasters such as hurricanes, fires and floods. My practice explores issues of loss, identity, memory, and renewal and is directly inspired by American patchwork quilts. Currently based in Boston, I was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Haddonfield, New Jersey, spending my summers at the shore. I earned my BA at Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA) a masters in fashion design from Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA) , and my MFA in studio art at Moore College of Art and Design (Philadelphia, PA). My works are in numerous private, corporate and museum collections, most notably the Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton, MA), the James A. Michener Museum (Jenkintown, PA) and the International Quilt Museum (Lincoln, NE).  My work has been featured and reviewed in numerous arts, quilt and craft magazines, books and newspapers. Additionally, I was featured in a TV News 12 New Jersey interview with John Bathke, The Weather Channel and NPR in Berea, KY. In 2017, I was awarded New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture. In the summer of 2018, I completed a three-month residency at the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, MA. During the winter of 2019, I finished a New Courtland Fellowship with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, where we made a public quilt/art project using pencils  with senior citizens and students from Philadelphia.