Artist Statement:

My main objective as an artist is to define processes through open learning and experimentation. I have a love/hate relationship with structure, I need it more than it needs me (or visa versa, who can say). My aesthetic is whimsical, detailed, and playful. The bulk of my work lies in relief printmaking, though I have dabbled in textiles, pastels, mosaics, and am a rampant doodler.

If I'm feeling silly I will sit down with some soft pastels and create abstract and humorous pieces. If I'm in the mood to solve problems (either with myself or work related) I will grab my carving tools and start hacking (gracefully) away on a linoleum or wood plate. If I dare go down the path of self-reflection (which is often and willingly) I will lunge for my embroidery hoop and floss and get lost in stitch-work. I use art as a tool for self-growth, it serves as a great conduit for breaking perceived mental and emotional barriers.

My most recent work has been merging the art of printmaking with the age-old tradition of embroidery and needle point. I've never been too focused on the end result of a piece or project, as I am more captivated by the creative process and its effect on both the artist and the audience

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