ARTIST The rituals and routines of daily life, and household inspire me. Making art is just a piece of something larger, uninterrupted. I like to work in community; many of my projects are an attempt to interpret ties between history, family, and stories. I use my art and my teaching to express my amazement and gratitude for how beautiful an average day can be, and to question how I and the things I make might fit into this mix.
TEACHER For me, the challenge and the excitement of teaching comes from working to find the best way to creatively guide each student in making discoveries that bring them toward their own unique potential. Art is always observation, although it is not always of that which is directly in front of you. The experience of making art begins through seeing, thinking and feeling. This is a risky process for many and I am proud of my students and their willingness to explore