I’m compelled by relationship, meaningful connection, and this manifests in my artistic practice. I perceive my exploration into relationship through three, often overlapping themes—the relationship we have with our natural world, the relationship we have with ourselves, and the relationship we have with others, both individually and communally. I am interested in enhancing these relationships for myself and others
My work takes two shapes—an external community practice and an internal studio practice. In my outward communal practice I strive to create opportunities for people to experience their creative, emotional selves, and to connect. In this practice I have crafted experiences to help cultivate meaning and connection, ranging from working with prisoners, to co-creating a public food forest and sculpture park.
In my inward studio practice I explore my own inner world and create spaces where I can disappear for a moment, and take a deep breath. I use the inherent meaning in material and symbolism of imagery to weave visual poems that are intuitive thoughts, emotions, and sentiments. I express the inner workings of my being, because I find the evolution of a soul beautiful, compelling. In exploring myself and sharing, I make space for another to explore their self. I ask people to remember that it is okay to speak of what happens in one’s deeper self, as this is how true relationships are born and built. As I create l learn about myself, the human condition, and the world around me. If I am lucky, others learn from my creations too.