I left my studio, my home, my job, New York, the USA in September 2017 to spend a sabbatical year in France. The aim was to leave the familiar and become a foreigner in Paris, to work in media less familiar to me and to become a student again. In my small apartment in the 11th Arrondissement, I eked out a studio in the corner. This required that I use materials and techniques that would neither damage the room nor compromise my living situation. For me, limitations of this sort induce creativity. After having just before completed a large installation, I had to adapt my creative process to my physical surroundings and began making collages. Tarlatan gauze used in a printmaking studio where I had begun to work intrigued me and became the primary material for the series that unfolded. Along with the gauze, I used other familiar materials: graphite, charcoal, acrylic paint and matte medium.
This creative process allowed me to make three separate, but related, series, which you can view by clicking on the following links: Sabbatique,Game's Endand Danse du Futur.