Growing up in the rural quasi-south, around seamstresses, quilters, gardeners, and farmers, I learned to love nature, nurture, growing and making. This made me creative. So now, when I create art, my aim is to reconstruct those experiences from my life, from the environment and from the horizon.
No matter who you are or where you live, you have a horizon, a sunset, a connection to humanity that each individual experiences. The horizon is a connection that ties us together. My work is an abstraction of that concept and connection.
My work combines linear texture along with the visual elements and principles of color, movement, and pattern.
Ultimately, we are all interwoven in humanity and our horizon is a part of that. So as we merge into this new realm of technology and political unrest, it is vital to make these interconnections. My work conveys my desire for us to unify and develop a holistic community.
Southeast Missouri State University
Bachelor of Arts, 1998
William Woods University
Master of Arts, 2005