Where is your studio located?

My studio is an attached garage to my house in West Orange, NJ. It is about 400 square feet with no air conditioning or heat. I have one small window.

I always feel lucky to have a space to work.

What's your studio routine?

I do not have a routine right now because of medical and teaching commitments. However, I make it a priority to get in the studio for at least a few minutes or a few hours, 5 days a week. I always have works in progress so I am not pressured to start new. Sometimes I straighten up before I begin or sit in a chair and look around.

What do you typically listen to?

I listen to a variety of music on Spotify.

What's your medium?

It depends. I really enjoy experimenting. Each medium has its own characteristics that engage my senses. I use oil paint, RF Pigment sticks, paper, wax, encaustic, thread, smoke and fire.

What's your favorite tool?

I love my rolling carts for materials.

Does your studio affect your work?

It does. The lighting is not great, so I find my work is very keyed up when it is out of the studio.

Name three (3) artists that you admire

Anselm Kiefer

Brice Marden

Amy Sillman

List five words to describe your work

Tactile, metaphorical, poetic, glow, and visceral

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