I believe that everything living has a way of communicating, and exudes a rhythm particular to itself. Through focused observation and becoming attuned inwardly and outwardly, I hope to find familiarity with the form I encounter. When I am carefully attending to a subject, I am falling into a dance with my environment. I am learning from the spaces between interactions and curious about the potential for transformation and realization contained in every moment. Creating is an act of paying attention and listening.
In 2009 I graduated from Colorado College with a major in studio art. I went on to work as a printmaker and studio manager for master printer Susan Oehme at Oehme Graphics in Steamboat Springs, Colorado for three years. My technical training continued at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy and New York at the Mana Contemporary where I studied drawing and painting. Interspersed through my artistic life have been periods of working on organic farms. Patterns and communication in nature continually informs my work.
Now I live on a former Christmas tree farm in a cabin built by my husband and myself in the mountains of Virginia. We are slowly restoring the land to a more fertile and indigenous system capable of supporting multiple spheres of life. I am fascinated by the interconnectedness of material and psychological space, and how all of life is enmeshed. Making artwork is a way for me to explore, visually and spiritually, this reality.