Flowering from my creative consciousness and exploding passion, my art expresses and employs procreative growth and vital life sustaining energy. I study and regenerate repeated patterns in nature, both microcosmic and macrocosmic, exploring and exposing the interconnectedness of everything.
I engage in craft mediums and mixed-media textile to emphasize the majesty and expansive nature of feminine creation and reproductive labor. My process is an uncovering and honoring of my ancestral roots and a rewilding of my positionality as a woman. For materials I upcycle industrial and domestic waste, embodying transformation, conservation, and sustainability. I aim to demonstrate the limitless creative potential of discarded materials and minimize the footprint of art making. Through my work I examine my environmental responsibility as an artist while also celebrating earth’s wilderness. I offer a space of duality: a confrontation with environmental impact, and an opportunity to connect to the transformative organic beauty of natural forms. My art practice is an exploration of the fabric of life and the oscillation between polarities in search of balance.
I have a memory from when I was four years old: I am sitting on the play structure in my backyard, looking up through the trees and thinking to myself, “Who am I?” and suddenly I recognize that I am a part of a greater life force that is inhabiting my body. Right around that age I was also introduced to art, yoga and the Beatles. My favorite Beatles lyric, “I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together,” reflects my obsession with this “life force”— the thing that connects and brings us all together.
I am an American Jewish woman artist working with domestic and industrial discarded materials, predominantly textile waste, enacting a historically feminine and personally ancestral craft medium infused with environmental care and spiritual intention. In my practice I am rewilding my relationship to creative expression from a deeply authentic place of femininity, empathy, and interconnectivity.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles California, to a family of eccentric artists, activists, humanitarians, world travelers, and educators. I have been blessed with a foundation of passion, love, unconditionality, independence, imagination, adventure and creativity. I attended Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as a visual artist, went on to receive my Bachelors of Fine Art in painting and drawing from California College of the Arts in the Bay Area, and just recently received a Masters in Fine Art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
Interwoven into my arts education and creative path is a dedicated pursuit in Yoga practice and professional instructing. Fine art and Yoga are interrelated processes of self realization and personal growth and inform my pedagogical approach to teaching both art and Yoga. My mission as an artist and teaching artist is to foster deep soul searching through artful and intentional creative upcycling. I’ve discovered environmentally informed art to be a limitless path of creativity and materiality consciousness that positively aligns with humanity’s terrestrial and spiritual trajectory. Being an Aquarius, I feel committed to sparking positive change through everything I do. My professionalism and my artistry are motivated by a whole lot of love and the need to share it with others.