I have been a practitioner of Chinese Medicine since 2013. An artist in New York City since earning a BFA, my photographs were exhibited in the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Mary Ryan Gallery, Arsenal Gallery of Central Park and various other venues. I worked as a Production Associate for magazines: Lucky, Vogue, GQ, Conde Nast Traveler to name a few. Before I even graduated from Cooper Union School of Art I began assisting Cai Guo-Qiang, who took me all over the world as his interpreter. We traveled throughout the US, then onto Taiwan, Germany, Austria, culminating in Italy at the Venice Biennale 1999.
When artmaking became more of a digital process, I missed using my hands and began to craft. Recycled cashmere patchwork quilts I made were sold in Barneys New York and other boutiques. In summary I wore many hats in my twenties and thirties. Yet I didn’t find my niche, my spot, a place I felt grounded and rooted.
Shortly after enrolling in a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine program, I sought treatment from a teacher/doctor. When I finished this course of treatment (acupuncture and herbs) I felt like a different person. No longer introverted, not averse to cold weather, happier more often and just…comfortable in my own skin. Previous to that, I only experienced unhindered energy flow in spurts. When these blockages were cleared, I was freed. Art making was no longer being alone in a studio using tangible media but learning about life and energy.
to be continued…