The persistence of narrative, holes in the story, and the natural world inspire me to explore the intersecting spaces between image and text. Using oil sticks, encaustic pigments, photographs, cloth, paper, and salt, I work abstractly to amplify narrative tension. By covering and revealing, gouging, scraping, and incising to explore the idea of loss, memory, the effects of time on culture, and the lost spaces surrounding language, I seek to inform interpretations of events both historical and ahistorical by giving voice to the silence.
In addition to making art and writing, I am a teacher of the blind and visually impaired and founding member of the Jewish Artists Collective of Chicago. I have exhibited work at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning, The Evanston Art Center, The Art Center of Highland Park, The Bridgeport Arts Center, and Morpho Gallery. A two-time Illinois Arts Council Award recipient, I have published poetry, fiction, and essays in Intellectual Refuge, Best of the Best American Poetry 2013, Lilith, Zocalo Public Square, Brain, Child, Jewish Fiction, and in other publications.