SF Open Studios
Pen and ink is my preferred medium for drawings. The formal language is developed with color values and geometric elements. “Accidents” in applying ink on wet watercolor paper are accepted and often influence the outcome. The support is either paper or cradled board. Texture and line depend on the support used. The formal vocabulary keeps evolving and small changes in line strength or color value or the introduction of a shape not yet used allows for new discoveries.
The series “Between Worlds” came together as a dialogue about the precarious condition of living between two worlds, Europe and the US. Feelings of ambivalence, indecision, favoring one place over the other, being drawn in two or more directions, for all these emotions I try to find a corresponding expression on paper. I am often surprised by how much of my creative vocabulary is still influenced by my origin and upbringing and by the dominant role my new visual experiences are playing.