I’m interested in the whole notion of studio work. I want to explore the literal and figurative weights of sculpture. Sometimes work has to be heavy to make its point, but, in my opinion, it is problematic to create tonnage that pollutes the environment. I’m interested in visiting the studios of emerging artists, international artists, and artists who use lighter or innovative materials. In my posts, I will explore what crafts, materials, and processes, as well as size, scale, values, and color, mean to the field of sculpture.
As a contributing editor for Sculpture magazine, I’ve written 16 cover stories and hundreds of interviews, reviews, and essays. I also write for Ceramics Art and Perception, and other periodicals. My books include The Art & Life of Georgia O’Keeffe, Sonia Delaunay: La Moderne, two poetry books, and two literature anthologies. I’ve taught college and been a guest lecturer in fields including contemporary art, art history, world and contemporary literature, and philosophy. I love the international arts scene, and I’ve curated a traveling exhibition in Japan and researched art in Paris, Rome, London, and Lima. Before moving to New York, I won two national awards as well as local awards as a co-founder, executive director, editor, and program director for River Styx, a St. Louis-based nonprofit arts corporation focusing on multicultural, inter-media arts programs.