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.
places to see my work
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.