Date: Sunday, October 20
Address: Intersect Arts Center, 3636 Texas Ave, Studio 315, St. Louis, MO 63118
Media: Fiber, Mixed Media, Sculpture
Studio Features: ADA Accessible, Child-Friendly, Restroom, Work For Sale
I make work about interpersonal relationships and individual experiences—specifically how we create, maintain, or destroy our relationships, and how certain experiences come to define who we are as people. Intimacy plays a vital role in the work and is often depicted as vibrant and life-giving, as well as strained and broken. I work with whatever medium best conveys the idea or relationship, but I primarily make ambiguous sculptural forms accompanied by highly personal narrative. The forms typically begin with an armature and are finished with a kind of skin, or an external marker, that often prompts the viewer to explore the relationship further.
My research is rooted in my interactions with others—carefully filing away stories about people’s introspection and experiences with others that contribute to who they are as an individual. Familial and romantic relationships have continued to be principles in the work. I am in search of commonality in our increasingly complex and polarizing world. By pairing the ambiguous form with personal narrative, my hope is to create a different point of entry for the viewer, one that allows for a more empathetic understanding of the relationship and experience, regardless of who is part of the work.