Horvitz studied painting at Boston University, Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Massachusetts. She developed the “Memory Jars Series” by using an explorative artistic process that results in a painted construction of typical household vessel objects. Horvitz accomplishes this by applying multiple layers of paint, which are sanded down or scraped away. Each painting has a history in its layers, which translates to a history of personal experience.
“My current approach in creating paintings, abstraction contained within a shape, have become mandalas for me, centered shapes that allows for a sense of wholeness, of completion within the paintings, while offering a contained place for exploration of materials and ideas,” said Horvitz.