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“The lines and marks I make — whether sewn, scribbled, or scratched are my visual language for traversing the times in life we connect and the times we withdraw.”

About Me

I make art with oil, cold wax, and sewn lines to explore how we work together. I recreate the patterns we lay down as individuals and collectively, resulting in paper quilt-like pieces. Gaping seams represent how we manage to hold together when going through significant events. The quilt persists, but not without strain, yet the wear adds beauty. As I strip down, cover up, patch, and suture, I am reminded to take care when exposing tender places throughout the process. Layers reveal and obscure shapes and lines in ways that reflect the give and take of how individuals choose to be together and how we are tethered to one another. What emerges are memorials to the learning, grief, and gratitude we feel as a result.

Examples of My Work

Fun Facts

Mud - One of my favorite things to put my feet in
Red Rover - Playground companions underestimated my ability to keep the chain intact
Back roads - I miss driving the roads of North Carolina, singing to a playlist with my sister, and seeing all that green
Small talk - Nope! Would rather get in there.
Postcard Correspondence - love to send them, love to receive them, I hang them in my bathroom

More About Me

If your life had a theme song, which song would it be?

"Let Go of Your Plans" by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Which artist (famous or not) has influenced you the most and how?

Nellie Mae Abrams and the quilters of Gee’s Bend for their patterned spontaneity, Ruth Asawa for her lines and forms, Paul Klee for his line work and use of color, and Bill Traylor for his figurative style.

What gives you goosebumps?

Flowers growing in the pavement cracks