As a child of immigrant parents in the 80's, I had three career options: banker, lawyer, or doctor. The Universe had other plans for me. With a divorce and a startup under my belt, I went on a business trip to Singapore just before the Pandemic hit NYC and three months later found myself living in Rome, Italy with no plans for what comes next. I inadvertently landed squarely into Eat, Pray, Love and was going to make the best of it. I realized that I've been living for the expectations of others my entire life and even when I was rebelling I was still doing nothing more than breaking down someone else's expectations. I needed to originate, to create, to express from a place of nothingness so that's what I did.
I made friends who became family, followed beauty, lost myself in conversation, reacquainted myself with my creativity, danced out my feelings, and from time to time embarked on journeys into my subconscious guided by my intuition and psilocybin.
These days I'm back in NYC trying to answer the question, "What does it look like to color outside the lines and live a life I design?" I work as the CEO of an incredible fine jewelry brand and that is as much an expression of my talents and who I am as my ceramics practice is. Part of me needs to roam free, make love, unplug, and be wild. The other part knows that to build anything worthwhile one has to grow roots, make plans, and commit.
I don't have an answer, I no longer need one. My life, my art is an ongoing inquiry--and the experiencing of it is the point.