I believe strongly that subject matter in art is the force that drives style, My canvases are peopled with characters, both real and of my own invention. The paintings are juxtaposed like collage, or have a more realistic space. There is an implied libretto. They often have a layer of private meaning, and provide an invitation to the viewer’s imagination.
The subjects should be seen in the larger context of dislocation and cultural hybridization. Living in New York City, I am a witness to the arrival of immigrants, and the human panorama of people of diverse cultures going about their daily lives. I have tried to dream their lives.