Artist’s Statement With a frugality of means, in spontaneous activity , through the primary means of markmaking and drawing, I seek to engage with my surroundings, the spaces I am in, and to enter into the transient flow of artmaking and of existence itself. I continually mark and erase on surfaces - from my studio or garden walls, to gallery spaces, to urban and natural sites.
My practice had developed away from traditional artmaking to more ephemeral, action-based means of exploration in different locations, using traditional and locally gathered natural and man-made materials.But it has now returned to my first love, drawing, incorporating site and live performance as part of my drwing practice. Drawings can be my daily practice on the studio wall, large scale wall installations,drawing into books, or live action, site drawings that include erasure and transformation, drawing into books. The work incorporates ideas of the void, of flux, of dissolution and chaos, of visual deconstruction of texts, to ceremony and meditation.
Artist Bio / CV
Canadian, lives in Israel since 1989.Studies:Univ. of Toronto 1976 (BA, Interdisciplinary Studies) School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Diploma, MFA 1989)
Teaching Position: Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Technion, Haifa, ISrael
I am a multi-disciplinary artist, whose work for the last 10 years has moved from traditional 2d to focus on site-specific performance and installation.The interactions generate videeo, performance, drawing, and installation.Recently my work has been moving back to drawing-based performance, drawing in books, and drawing installations on walls.
Work in context of group and solo exhibitions, residencies, festivals, symposiums include: Topographical Readings, Ticho House, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Branching 1- the Lab, San francisco, Ca,2005, and Branching 2, Contemporary Art Foundation, Girona, Spain; Sisters at Work, Collission INterarts Symposium, Victoria, Cananda 2006, Intimate INvetigations, Weastwrn Front, Vancouver, Canada, Down to Earth, Ebent Performance Festival, Barcelona, Spain, Elemental Acts, Deleon White Gallery, Toronto, Canada, Woman Enough, Ein Harod Museum, Israel; Nightshift, Blurrr:INternational Performance Festival, Nachshon, Israel, A4-Israeli Drawing, Pyramid Gallery, Haifa/ M yperformance videos have been shown at many international venues, and my work appears in catalogues and publications (see works, cv on website)