Flax has a BA in English from Heidelberg College and an MA in Speech & Theater from the University of Michigan. She has worked in theater, film, and, for the past 20 years, in marketing and communications.
When she moved to Cape Cod in 2013, Flax revived a technique of representational collage that she originally developed in her twenties. She calls her work “Cut Paper Mosaics,” as she uses cut reclaimed paper, applied in brush-stroke-like patterns, which reference the natural shapes and movement in the landscapes they depict. She uses her art-making as a lens through which to view her beautiful surroundings, in varying degrees of representation and abstraction.
Flax is an Elected Member of Audubon Artists, Inc. (at the Salmagundi Club, NYC); and artist member of: Fuller Craft Museum, the Cotuit Center for the Arts, The Cultural Center of Cape Cod and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.