Artist Statement

When I start a blank sheet of paper, I have no idea where the lines are headed. Each piece I create is born out of moments and experiences where I felt powerless and exposed. While these memories can be painful to recall, the scraping of the color pencil into the paper is a meditative process that allows me to exert control over the materials where I previously had none, transforming my vulnerability into my strength. In that sense, the patterns become empowering timelines of events as I recast them and serve as autobiographical representations of my feminist perspective.

I work with color pencils as their analog nature gives me a true connection to the world. I was given my first set of pencils when I was 14. Nestled in a handmade wooden case, that pencil box has traveled the world with me. It’s a medium I continue to return to, allowing me to create contemporary works with my point of view embedded in each line I leave on the paper.

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Street Cred

MFA Design and Technology, Parsons School of Design

BFA Studio Art, Texas Tech University

 

More than twenty years of experience working on different stuff for different people in a freelance capacity. 

My work experience also includes a twelve year career in Higher Education with progressive leadership roles as an instructor and chairperson. 


Because I am the only person on the planet with my name, if you "google it", it's me.