" I believe in it, and I trust it too and treasure it above everything, the personal, the personal, the personal! I put my faith in it not only as the source, the ground of meaning in art, in life, but as the meaning itself. "
I began making photographs at 12 when I realized my family and my childhood was coming to a quick end through divorce. I had grown up in the country where my days were full of play outdoors and in my imagination. I lived among artist, writers, gardeners, forest, streams, ruins and the Hudson River. We children ran free, made forts, learned what was edible and not and sensed who roamed this land before us. At 13 I was abruptly moved to New York and put in a Catholic school. There I took my first photography class.
In my college years, I studied at The New School and Parsons School of Design and worked at the Susan Harder Gallery where I was fortunate enough to work with Andre Kertesz, Sylvia Plachy and John Szarkowski. Determined to create the life I wanted, I left my home in NYC for a life back in the country. There I learned to forage, grow vegetables, flowers, raise animals and build houses. All those years I photographed.
In those years I have had 2 husbands, 2 children and countless chickens. I would say I mostly lived the life I wanted.
Home and the natural world are still what drive me, but after 35 years of domestic life, I have become restless for the outside world.
For the last several years I have been traveling to Mexico, primarily Oaxaca, where I have been photographing. READY MADES.
Last year I was all set to move to Mexico and see what I could learn and then the pandemic happened so I stayed at home and made a book OVER AGAIN, AGAIN: ONCE MORE.