Though a native to the Midwest, I have always been drawn to the sea—an allure that stemmed from childhood trips to the coast and a young introduction to snorkeling. Along with learning about Hemingway through my father, his tale of an old man battling elements beyond him, and the truth that we know more about foreign planets than our own, sea life and its encompassing mystery have ever fascinated me.
My current collection deals with the relationship between land and sea, whether hostile or dependent, and the delicate balance of one’s need for the other, as well as those that call this union home. Using colors, shapes, and texture over multiple layers, I explore the comfort and animosity of a place revisited or newly imagined, continuously experimenting with these elements and incorporating a certain emotion as a map spills from mind to canvas.
University of Central Missouri
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2009