Imagery in my work has usually been narrative and figurative. These narratives may be based on invented characters or historical ones reframed to fit a different story or sometimes, the work of others. As a storyteller it is hare to not be seduced by the unreal and glorious dramas of rococo artists, such as, Fragonard, Watteau, Lancret, and Boucher among others. Their characters infabit verdant forests overloaded with erotically suggestive, frothy, and extravagant foliage while dressed in satins and lace. The hazards of being in the forest seem to bypass these figures; as sometimes fo the dangers of love which is so celebrated in this work.
My work is predominately in drawing, painting, and printmaking. Although I have worked in oil on wood panels, currently I am working on watercolors. My infatuation with paper led me to the first of my dioramas which I made from cut paper from a failed drawing leading me to the two dioramas 'Young Marie In Hiding' and 'The Tongue Waggers'. These were elaborately painted, cut paper dioramas incorporating video and sound. This work was followed by the recently completed diorama, 'The Pursuit of Love', based on two Fragonard paintings from the Frick Collection. This piece is made of three dimensional figures and it uses video and sound and for the first time, animatronics.