Artist Statement

By emphasizing texture, mark-making, and repetition I work to physicalize a contemporary experience of beauty through abstraction. The choices in my work are predicated on my own experiences with the world and their emotional weight. I find inspiration in collapsing structures and the detritus of existence, such as peeling paint or paper, layered graffiti on walls, and abandoned objects. Adding and removing informs my work by emphasizing loss, erasure and what is either shown or hidden. Through various methods of drawing, painting, printmaking, and collage, I construct abstracted maps of places, emotions, memories, experiences, the unknown—resting in the space where creation and destruction coalesce to reveal unexpected beauty.



Intaglio printing demonstration at the Union for Contemporary Art, January 2017