Gowanus Open Studios October 2016  Well, Gowanus Open Studios is done! What a great year. The weather was perfect and we had hundreds of folks come through eager to talk about art, and even buy some work.  My Latest Dress Collages I had a great response to my latest dress collages. Here's… read more.

The question that spurs my work is: Why is a woman’s passion so threatening? At the heart of anything I create, in ways obvious and not so obvious, is my effort to come to terms with my own hungers, my own aliveness. Through my art and poetry I aim to ignite in others their own sense of the… read more.

A couple of years ago I started stenciling directly onto the walls of my studio space. The act feels very meditative; there's a rhythm to it that's incredibly soothing. I use a neutral palette—gray, beige, and cream. In this way the lettering resembles the 'ghost type' I use in a lot of my poems,… read more.

And sometimes I still do. I used to sew my own clothes. When I was a teenager I was so tiny that nothing store bought fit me. I ended up having to take in the waists, or hem pants and skirts.  I shopped with my sister at Macy's, Gimbel's, and B Altman's for fabric. We would spend afternoons… read more.

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02/11/2016

Sanctuary!   After 34 hours (4 hours late) on Amtrak’s Crescent train which travels daily from New Orleans to New York, I’m finally home. As far as material for stories, the train certainly trumps the plane:   —The one–eyed man with the 2 yr old who… read more.