WRITING

"It is necessary to write ... How else to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment?"

Vita Sackville-West

As an artist, I have made paintings with colours and mixed media.

As a writer, I am a story gatherer. I write words drawn from found or given testimonies, from images.

I record, observe, watch, spectate and tell.

Bear witness. Publish and be ...

France during the Occupation and the American West are my research regions as conflict spaces. Continents apart, both areas have endured similar but not identical post-conflict controversies about contested objects.

1) Occupation – theft of art and antiquities collections (origin of ownership possibly debatable)

2) Colonization – theft of indigenous material cultural (origin local)