My installations, Driven From their Homes and Exiled: The Rohingya, are voyages, and anti-war stories and cries for mercy all rolled into one. My work is a hybrid of installation sculpture and illusionistic scene-making. I am trying to place the viewer right in a series of scenes, so they can voyage along with these refugees. I am trying to translate urgency. It is my hope that if I tell this story in sculpture, which is so tangible, then it will become more present to us. If we face the terrible truth of war, then we will find a way to stop it.
I have installed pieces at Brookgreen Garden (SC), the National Sculpture Society (NYC), the Albany Museum (NY); the Fitchburg Museum, the Berkshire Museum, the Springfield Museum, and at Chesterwood (Mass). Recently I received the Mass. Cultural Council’s Artist Fellowship Grant and a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris, 2019).