I live in NYC and work as a teaching artist, doing digital photography workshops, with all ages and abilities, but mostly with the very young (preschoolers), the economically disadvantaged, and those with special needs (physical and/or developmental challenges). I try to teach them to see the beauty in the their everyday world, in the things and people they would ordinarily pass by without noticing. You can see some of the photographs taken by preschoolers in one of my workshops at bbmedia.com.
I also do mixed media workshops with these populations, using re-purposed materials to create unique assemblages on styrofoam. This was a business — a labor of love really — started by my brilliant artist husband and soul mate, the late Erik Wood. His line drawings are now available on t-shirts at RedBubble, and his mixed media work can be seen at erikwood.com (along with many examples of the mixed media workshops).
Originally trained as a painter many moons ago, I’d like to think those roots show up in my photographs. I have recently begun a series of triptychs in which I combine photos that are linked by different elements, whether color, subject matter, a story, or a larger point I am trying to make.
Erik and I have two amazing sons. One is a drummer, percussionist and composer, who recently graduated from Berklee College of Music. The other, is a senior in high school who will be applying to film schools and who has already had a short student film in three international film festivals this past year, including the Tribeca Film Festival.