When we were small, my younger sister, Cheryl, had a set of four mechanical dolls. She called them the McCann Family. They were a thinly disguised version of the Davis family. Cheryl decided that she was “Tom McCann,” the boy doll. I think she liked the idea of being the spunky and adventurous child. At first Tom could stand on his own. Later he lost his balance all the time. Cheryl diagnosed Tom with Polio. She fitted him with crutches and braces just like hers. (Cheryl was born with spina bifida.)
My creative interests include photography, book arts and word and image art. I make work related to visual memoir, the social landscape, and children. I teach classes related to these interests at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester MA and in Hudson NY at the Davis Orton Gallery and Hudson Opera House. My husband and I present contemporary photography of emerging, mid-career and estatablished artists and trade and artist-published photobooks at Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY.