Artist’s Statement

Different Forms of One We” is a constant theme in my work. It is the immense complexity of the human experience that fascinates me, and my work is approached from every aspect, angle, tangle, dimension, possibility, under, over, outside inside, and the mysterious is hidden deep within.

For me, abstract art unleashes the mind from all constrictions, forms, classifications, configurations, and other constraints laced into our “rational” interpretation of the universe. It is the constant play with creativity that inspires me, and how the endless display of possibilities triggers off multiple reactions of ideas, thoughts, feelings, and responses as myriad as the endless play of forms, line, color, shapes, etc.

Other works include installation projects, public art projects, and murals. Land art installations, environmental art, and large scale public art projects are directions I am interested in going, along with design and architecture. Video is probably next.

EDUCATION

  • B.A. English, Pennsylvania State University
  • American University, MA American Literature
  • Degree Superieur, La Sorbonne, Paris, France
  • Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France, 3 years.
  • MA Alternative Studies, Goddard College

EXPERIENCE

  • Teacher, ten years. Art, Drama, English, French, Dance, Yoga, and Awareness Techniques.
  • Entrepreneur, KYA’S KREATIONS, original design, fabrication, and marketing of jewelry.
  • Poetry Readings, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, N.M. throughout the eighties.
  • Five years on the Greek island of Crete sculpting in a local artisan’s studio.
  • I also lived for three years in Mexico and Central America.
  • Throughout the sixties and seventies I was a political activist, performing street theatre at multiple events.
  • In Paris in 1968, I was “derriere les barricades” during the mai ’68 rebellion.
  • In Greece in 1974 was entangled in the Greek/Cypriot war.
  • I lived for seven years in France, five in Greece, and traveled extensively throughout that time in Europe, North Africa, and Turkey.
  • During the eighties and full on in the nineties I worked solely in clay, focusing on several large scale sculptures.

EXHIBITIONS (all juried)

  • ’86 & ’87 New Mexico Breading Show
  • ’87 Shrine’s Show, Santa Fe, N.M.
  • ’92 San Diego Art Institute Mid-Winter Show
  • ’93 Del Mar Fair Art Exhibit
  • ’94 “Born of Fire” at Signature Gallery
  • ’98 COVA presents exhibition of KYA’S large scale ceramic sculptures from Feb. to June at the COVA Sculpture Garden. See blurb in “Sculpture” magazine, January issue, p. 18.1.