My drawing professor once told me that my work is about whispers.
I think that’s an apt description. I want to pull you, the viewer, into my quiet world and share with you my struggle to synthesize incongruous ideas, lately that of grieving loss without losing hope. I pair opposites, sometimes subtly, and work to create resolution. The idea of being earth bound, often under ground, is a frequent theme but I counter it by employing elements within the composition that imply upward movement from darkness into light. Arches are the means by which I express that ultimately my faith is in God’s providential care. To hope is to wait in expectation, to live in suspension until that hope is fulfilled. With “whispers” I relate my hope, an ongoing passage from darkness to light.
Two drawings published in North Light Books' Strokes of Genius Series “Wait” in Strokes of Genius: Best of Drawing Light and Shadow and “Eden Box” in Strokes of Genius: Fresh Perspectives both available at North Light Books.
a brief bio
After 16 years of being a self-taught artist, I entered UNCA and graduated with honors 9 years later earning a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree in 2012.
I began to focus on printmaking using non-toxic techniques I researched for myself while learning traditional printmaking at UNCA.