Sewist . Photographer . Painter
When I paint, sew or take photos I practice letting loose and avail myself to the present moment. I take inspiration from the freedom that creating provides. I am translating the awe of everyday life into the work I create. My process is fueled by pure excitement for the project at hand. I can’t seem to cut, shoot, paint or sew fast enough and often just need to break into a dance to celebrate working. I am attracted to contrasts, open empty places, and anything that subverts expectations. I moved every 11 months during my childhood, this led to developing strengths in adaptability and exploration. Hours were spent outdoors in the deserts of Southern California, lakes of Minnesota, woods in Virginia and the alleyways in Chicago. During my moves and travels I took the opportunity to pursue art classes at the Torpedo Art Factory in Old Town Alexandria, Itisness in Portland, and the Santa Fe Artist Getaway in Santa Fe, New Mexico.