I am interested in raising questions, piquing curiosity and revealing stories about sensual experience. I question and explore the need and desire we have to touch, taste, smell, look and listen. Sometimes nature satisfies our senses. Sometimes fabricated objects fulfill our desires. My work is a response to sensual perception that is both elusive and tangible. The repetition of stitching and wrapping and tasks such as piercing, tying and staining are significant because the resulting visual qualities elicit sensual memories. The inclusion of particular materials can often serve as symbolic meaning in my work. The memories I am exploring range from longing and comfort to exposure and fear. I strive to make work that offers an opportunity for contemplation and discovery.
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Design at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. You can find links to my class blogs here on my website. I received an MFA from CU Boulder and a BFA from Florida State University.