I am a multi media artist. I work with whatever comes my way--photography, collage, film, or dipping into some odds and ends as I did to make the swirl series.

I do not create to order, but according to my personal whim.

Some of my art is tied with loss, directly or indirectly. As a child of the second World War, although I was safely here, there was a loss of childhood, playing and a feeling of loss that permeated the world.

The pull of spontaneity and play has its roots here.

My first darkroom experience was in junior high school. There was only one other girl there, and my memory is of a room crowded with very excited boys. It was also very mathematical. I didn’t last long.

When I was in my 20’s, and a starving actress, working as an extra, I got to observe how a movie is put together from the people perspective. Shortly afterwards, I fell into an opportunity to direct not one, but two short films which won some awards, and were seen at early film festivals.

Then, when my children were small another mother said to me “Let’s take a darkroom course. We will develop our own pictures and save money.” I have grandchildren and I am still doing it. She isn’t. Money has never been in the picture.

I took a 16mm camera to Trinidad to make some short films about East Indians in Trinidad for children. I made one more to learn how to edit film. All this time, my eye was developing away from the narcissistic eye of an actress to that of a voyeur and a designer.

There are painters in my family. I have always been surrounded by art. I have always been familiar with museums. All these things have influenced my photography. I have had the luxury of doing what I please photographically. That has also influenced my work.

I have curated exhibitions for various groups. I have taught camera direction for actors at the Stanley Greene Room at AFTRA.
My work is in various private collections and the Museum of Natural History.

“What catches the eye stimulates the soul.”