i am a romanian born artist living and working in chicago.  i have background in architecture and a passion for gathering community around the table. 

my work explores the life and history contained in discarded vintage books, antique lace and doilies, kitchen scraps and other assorted bits of found objects.  as i work these collected fragments into abstract and figurative paintings, i allow their stories to work on my own biases of brokenness and wholeness, of being and becoming.  my mixed media work is a relentless search for poetry in the debris, an affirmation of life and possibility.   

the work unpacks an interested in emotion, capturing and savoring unique moments in time and space, the simultaneous absence and presence of all colors, embedded memory of objects, texture, and a raw & feminine aesthetic.