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Since 1999, I have been employing a technique where I use body movement and a fictional persona as a tool to extract subconscious narratives or moods from an environment.  Since this improvisation involves a response to a particular setting, I began to refer to each event as an environment specific performance.

Much like painting, where one might begin with a spontaneous stroke of the brush and let that mark lead, I do the same with my body in creating compositions.   I feel like an archaeologist excavating a story and documenting the findings.  My partner Michael records the interactions that I later translate in the studio. The performances have been distilled into mixed media encaustic works, etchings, videos, and gallery installations.

1999 - 2000