As an artist, I take what I find most beautiful and create based on these ideas. I am interested in what it means to be human - our varying perceptions and spiritual roots have cross cultural connections.
My artwork is process and research based. Research includes meditation, reading, listening, and learning. This can be immersing myself in a forest or garden, wandering into a house of worship, a conversation, online research, or picking up a new book on consciousness. Artistic research exists through being active in the present moment. Intuition is key.
My process is studio intensive - much of my time is spent creating drawings and sketches, hand sewing, screen printing, painting, and building. Many of my drawings are inspired by nature with creative intuition. I screen print these drawn images onto various fabrics, which I collage and hand sew as repetitive elements on mixed media compositions. With paint, I use the process of layering to create depth of color and textures. Mixed media gives me freedom and diversity in the studio. I create large scale pieces and immersive environments, as well as smaller pieces and studies.
I am interested in our overlapping human perceptions - our commonalities and connections. Immersing myself in the natural world, and appreciating the beauty of the earth inspires me. I am taken by moments of astonishing love, and wish to share that with my work.
I have a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University (2012), during which I spent a semester abroad at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey (2011). I currently live and work in Los Angeles, CA.
(Adjacent photo by Pen Densham. )