MFA Essay: Balthus in the Age of #metoo

Balthus’ Thérèse Dreaming in the Age of #metoo In December 2017, I came across a New York Times article entitled, “We Need to Talk About Balthus.” The piece detailed the genesis of an online petition created by sisters Mia Merrill, 30, and Anna Zuccaro, 26 that sought...

MFA: Comparative Analysis Paper

Comparative Analysis: Willem de Kooning’s Woman I and Jean-Léon Gérôme’s Pygmalion and Galatea At first glance, Willem de Kooning’s imposing, frenetic masterpiece, Woman I, appears to have little in common in with Jean-Léon Gérôme’s precise and controlled Pygmalion...
MFA: January 18 Residency Review

MFA: January 18 Residency Review

A week after I returned from my first 10-day residency at Lesley, I began to write down some informal notes in preparation for this paper. I spent an hour or so compiling details from classes, artists’ talks, seminars, and critiques. When I finally put my pencil down...
MFA Work in Progress: Janus

MFA Work in Progress: Janus

As a child I loved to read mythology: Greek, Norse, Roman. As an adult, I seem to gravitate toward the myths and gods that are most relevant to my personal timeline. When I was running marathons, it was the goddess of the hun Artemis; when I was in graduate school for...
Taking In 2018

Taking In 2018

I’m excited to be included in this year’s Taking In juried photography exhibition at the Lunder Arts Center at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. The opening is May 3 in the VanDernoot Gallery from 6-8 pm. There will be an exhibition catalog available as...
MFA: First Semester Midterm Update

MFA: First Semester Midterm Update

It’s midway through my first MFA semester and I wanted to reflect on my studio work. It’s been a difficult two months for me creatively. My mentor, Greg Miller, has me working in a different way than I’m accustomed to, and as a result has tossed me...
MFA Work Spring 2018

MFA Work Spring 2018

Working with my mentor, photographer Greg Miller, I’ve been photographing various models: Suzi, Kate, Regina, and Mike. The point of working with models is to hone my composition skills and to work with people in situations or activities. I’ve been...
On view: The Sea & Me

On view: The Sea & Me

This month I’m the featured artist at the Centerville Public Library. I’ve curated some of the my favorite images of Craigville Beach, Centerville, Kalmus, and other local shores. Please stop by and see the show! I’ll have framed and matted prints...