Communication Arts column

I have been writing my Communication Arts column since 1984. The subject matter has morphed over the years, but it has always been a way for me to delve deeply into a theme, combining research and personal reflection.  

During the past four years, much of my writing has touched on the intersection of loss and art-making. Here are a few of those columns.

July/August 2019 “Call and Response”

January/February 2017 “The Art of Protection”

July/August 2015 “Between Data and Emotion”

You can find more of my columns online here.


I am so excited to have this Talk of the Town article by Patricia Marx in the March 11, 2019 issue of the New Yorker!

To read the article online, check here.

For a PDF of the article, click here.

Or read your print copy of the March 11, 2019 issue.

Exhibition at Carroll and Sons, Boston

Carroll and Sons, the wonderful gallery in Boston, will be showing work from my series “Like the Back of My Hand.” The opening reception is on Friday, March 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The exhibition runs through April 13, 2019. I hope you can come and see these sculptures in person!

Carroll and Sons

450 Harrison Avenue, Room 404, Boston, MA 02118 Phone: 617.482.2477


Check out this sculpture!

October 1 – November 19, 2018
Jefferson Market Library
425 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

From October 1 through November 19, in conjunction with the city-wide festival “Reimagine,” my solo exhibition “Check out this sculpture!” will be on view at the Jefferson Market Library.

For the past 4 years, I have been developing a sculptural work titled “Like the Back of My Hand.” It has encompassed illness, loss, and solace. I wanted to encourage interaction with the sculpture, and found the ideal place: Jefferson Market Library. We invite you to check out a hand sculpture—take it home, hold it, and perhaps you will find your own story of loss and creativity. And, if you like, share a photo on Instagram, with the hashtag #checkoutthissculpture. When you return the piece, I will use it to create new artwork, continuing its lifecycle.

On Monday, October 29, at noon, I will present a panel discussion for “Reimagine” titled "Good Grief: artists and writers share stories of loss and creativity." Come and contribute your story to the conversation! Jefferson Market Library, Willa Cather Room, first floor.

#checkoutthissculpture images on Instagram: