I am a painter, sculptor, an installation artist.
I have lived in Florida for the majority of my life and been an artist for as long as I can remember. I realized at a young age that art was the career that I wanted to explore. Being from the south, my ideas of what art is and what art could be, have always been extensive. I received my Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the University of Central Florida in 2010 and quickly grasped at the idea of expanding my artistic journey elsewhere. I hopped on a plane to Boston where I would receive my Masters of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in 2013. In 2014, I returned back to Orlando, Florida.
I look back at all of the art disciplines that I have practiced and I realize that the common thread in my work is nostalgia. Junk stores fueled my imagination as a child and I still find myself most inspired while I roam through antique malls – obsessing over the vintage and collected. What the rest of the world half heartedly throws away has always fascinated me. These stores are filled with things that were too precious to throw away but too heavy to drag along. I am also interested in our relationships to the past and the future ones that keeps us from living in the present.
Through the combined language of painting, collaging and sculpting, I explore our emotional relationships to personal objects and the notion of Golden Age thinking. I aim to feature a corporeal wakefulness into all of my work.