artist statement . . .
I'm always filling my pockets with stories about simple things, like living room dance parties, baking with our grandmothers and seeing the sparkle in a friend's eyes when she finally realizes her worth, and I'm passionate about telling these stories through art.
What starts as a sketch and a story suddenly takes shape and, using wood, I create a design. Words and images are carved and painted into the wood, becoming a permanent part of the artwork, each piece its own story. Vibrant acrylic paints, handwritten words and whimsical wire accents bring each piece to life.
I want my work to remind people of the possibilities all around them and the never-ending beauty of everyday moments ~ finding strength in seeing our very own gardens grow, allowing ouselves to see the world in new ways and ultimately finding faith in ourselves.
I hope my art is a stepping stone for viewers to think about their own unique stories and the importance of leaving their mark on the world.