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
freezing a moment in time
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, photography and fibers.
Drawing/Illustration is something I have done since a young age. It allows me to make any image that I envision tangible. Currently, 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.
Photography has always been a fulfilling outlet. I photograph daily, whether it is little moments, planned shoots, or new places to which I have traveled. It is very gratifying to pause an age, an interest, an adventure, or an idea perfectly in time.
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.
I hope you are able to take something away from viewing my work. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me.