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“My work is born of my imagination, and inspired by my memories and dreams.”

About Me

Originally from Ohio, I received my BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University with concentrations in Metalsmithing and Ceramics in 2012. In the summer of 2019 I began to explore embroidery and loved working with fibers. Over the next few years I continued to explore this new medium and combined it with some of my metals work. I enjoyed the challenge of integrating the soft and hard together into one cohesive piece. In all of my work I am inspired by the intricate details and diversity found in the natural world, which are so often overlooked. I aim to draw viewers in so they stop and linger, searching for these hidden details. My pieces evolve organically, slowly growing stitch by stitch; born of my imagination, and inspired by my memories and dreams. Although vast, our world is fragile. We must work to preserve and protect it, or we risk losing forever so much of the wonder and fragile beauty it holds.

Examples of My Work

Fun Facts

What's New: I just became a mother this spring to a crazy little girl so I am currently learning how to keep a mini human alive and happy while juggling also working on my art.
Hiking: I completed a thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2012. 2,184.2 miles, Georgia to Maine!
Places I've called home: I grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, OH and then went to college in Deleware, OH. From there I spent two years each living in both Brisbane, Australia and New Orleans, LA. I've now settled in Denver, CO and plan on calling this home for a while.
Food: Bread is my favorite and has been since I was a child. I love to bake, mostly so I can eat it myself, although I love to share my creations with friends too.
Sports: I started playing soccer when I was in Kindergarten and never really stopped. I played through college, and I still play today when I can find the time.

More About Me

What other non-artist jobs have you had?

I have had a fair number of non-art related jobs including working in landscaping, as a barista, at a zoo/aquarium, and working construction. The craziest one, where I learned the most, was probably when I worked on a construction site for 2 years while I was living in Australia. I worked with an owner-builder and helped him construct a 4 story concrete and steel house on the side of Mt. Coot-tha outside Brisbane.

What do you want to learn next?

I would love to explore felting and maybe see how I can incorporate it into my pieces. I am a self-taught embroiderer (with some help form YouTube) and I think that it could add some really cool texture and volume to my work.

What's your most embarrassing moment?

I locked my knees during a choir concert in elementary school and fainted half way through the performance. Luckily I was in the first row and not further us the risers. That was bad enough, but then the next year the music teacher asked me - in front of the whole class - if I would like a chair this year instead of standing with everyone else.