Unknown Places is my current series. This work continues with my exploration of memory and displacement, both geographical and emotional. As a third generation artist, my inheritance has been the paper debris of my ancestors. Their scribbled notes and melancholy photographs are embedded in my work. My own family history is a strange mix of secrets and myths, from sea captains in secret trade to suffragettes and feminists to communists and commune dwellers. My family settled on Cape Cod, a spit of land reaching into the Atlantic Ocean thirteen generations ago. Hurricanes and Nor'Easters were the marking points of years. Growing up on the water, I was always aware of the fragility of the land. Seeing dunes knocked flat, walking narrowing beaches, watching houses teetering on dunes. This new series of paintings imagines an ocean world. Our own place in this water world not yet known.