Major Works

For Gatsby

At the end of 2017 I began a new body of work called -- For Gatsby.  It's inspired by the work of my favorite author —    F. Scott Fitzgerald.  I grew up in the town that is said to have inspired the mythical home of Jay Gatsby and I remember seeing a mansion on the waterfront of Long Island Sound that was believed to have been the inspiration for the place where Gatsby lived and gave his gorgeous, decadently delicious parties.  In addition to the connection of place, I deeply connect to Fitzgerald's searches -- the searches for glamour, wealth, parties with notable people, fame, success, appreciation, recognition, all the wonderful shiny things that seem so appealing and yet don't fill the yearning for what we cannot name.  And so, this work seeks to capture the wild, extravagant grandeur and the search for something deeper.