“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”

– Thomas Edison

“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”

– Thomas Edison

“A place for everything.
And everything all over the place.”

– Thomas Edison

This was a site-specific installation done in the studio that I was given when I was invited to be a visiting artist for two weeks at the The Groton School, a private boarding school just outside of Boston. While unpacking and settling into the studio, the old, tall windows caught my attention. Using the same materials that are used for my homework series, I made a collage panel for each pane. The result resembled a sepia tone stained glass window during the day but, at night, as a visitor to the studio pointed out, it looked like shelves and shelves of books in a dusty old book shop. A very “happy accident.”

This was a site-specific installation done in the studio that I was given when I was invited to be a visiting artist for two weeks at the The Groton School, a private boarding school just outside of Boston. While unpacking and settling into the studio, the old, tall windows caught my attention. Using the same materials that are used for my homework series, I made a collage panel for each pane. The result resembled a sepia tone stained glass window during the day but, at night, as a visitor to the studio pointed out, it looked like shelves and shelves of books in a dusty old book shop. A very “happy accident.”

Lately, when I’ve been showing my books and prints and wall pieces, I’ve begun to include an installation using the many jars I use for storing materials and preserving fragile, precious objects. Many of the jars are collections of raw materials waiting to find a place, others remain sealed, sometimes with beeswax, and act as shrines or reliquaries protecting, preserving and presenting the contents.

Lately, when I’ve been showing my books and prints and wall pieces, I’ve begun to include an installation using the many jars I use for storing materials and preserving fragile, precious objects. Many of the jars are collections of raw materials waiting to find a place, others remain sealed, sometimes with beeswax, and act as shrines or reliquaries protecting, preserving and presenting the contents.