My motivation for making work typically falls into one of these categories:
giving simple moments a place of importance
celebrating the treasure that is family
remembering my past or another time with a sense of nostalgia
reflecting on what I am learning in my faith-walk
encouraging others and the desire to cause them to feel lighter
There are three disciplines through which I currently and have always created work. Illustration, fibers, and photography.
Illustration allows me to make any image that I envision tangible. I choose to do so with clean line and color as both are very important to me and accurately represent my frame of mind and outlook.
Fibers have a tactile quality that just feels necessary from time to time. Working with fibers on any level, crocheting, knitting, embroidering, connects me to memories of women in my family. It gives me a feeling of home.
Photography has always been a fulfilling outlet, especially for the intent of portraits. It is very gratifying to pause an age, an interest, or an idea perfectly in time. Portraits that have a timeless feel and/or portraits that illicit joy are my two current focuses.
I hope you are able to take something away from viewing my work. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me.