My work communicates familiarity through an entwining of material and morph of imagery. I construct work with acrylic, fabric, found objects, glitter, and photography. My work can be rearranged in a multitude of ways to build complexity from the collective ordering of the many.
I spend time observing nature, children, and the banal moments of life to inform my work. The gritty trifecta of mother, wife, and worker furnish my perspective. The fractured and fabricated representations of feminine artists Hannah Hoch, and Mickaline Thomas reverberate through my constructed puzzles. Alignments throughout compositions create repetitive cohesion. The order of this step is followed with dismantled photographs, cut fabric, magazine cuttings and collected trinkets. The presence of vibrant color, bold patterns, organic repetition and a dash of wonder are evident. Once embellished the enigma of the work is released into the hands of the beholder.
Though I specialize in oil and acrylic painting, I consider myself a mixed media artist. I love to incorporate unusual and unexpected materials and elements in my work to create imaginative, dimensional pieces.
I also enjoy opportunities to venture beyond the canvas into murals, photography, printmaking, metals, ceramics, and textiles.