My interdisciplinary works often encourage interactivity and collaboration while exploring the elusive properties that are inherent to art, memory, and experience. Viewers are invited to explore and contemplate elusion in their engagement with my artworks and by extension, their engagement with life. Communication is essential to the process and product of the work as I invite the public to participate in provoked dialogue and critical inquiry with other viewers, participants, contributors and/or collaborators. This dynamic relationship between the individual and the social reflects how I approach Art as a subject of study—as a comprehensive sphere of activity that is integral to questioning, exploring, and understanding the world.
Site Specific Installation
“Man the machine–man the impersonal engine. Whatsoever a man is, is due to his MAKE, and to the INFLUENCES brought to bear upon it by his heredities, his habitat, his associations. He is moved, directed, COMMANDED, by EXTERIOR influences–SOLELY. He ORIGINATES nothing, not even a thought”. Mark Twain
After receiving her BFA in Sculpture & Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University, she finally found her niche and muse in the material studies and the exploration of an instinctual way of producing her work. She does not want to insult the viewers’ intelligence and force feed them something, whether it be a political, religious, social injustice or environmental statement. This work is a product of arbitrary yet prominent images that she has absorbed throughout her life and are recreated in an honest and physical form.
A community made me. I look for opportunities to turn my art making and the experiences it generates back over to my or any community. From pennies stamped with the word “lucky” dropped in common spaces, to small golden wishing wells set at the entrance and exits of major freeways, I encourage a playful engagement with life and the people you share it with. I hope you find me sometime out and about making art and you decide to be a part of it.