My recent work is all about birth control devices and the ongoing struggle we have to find the right one. These works depict the devices themselves, paired with a title denoting the amount of time each device is used. While there are many more I have to make, I want to share what I have so far.
“Once A Day”
It is difficult to concentrate on making work without the support of a creative community. So, I am excited to say that I have a new studio space at The Vacuum Shop Studios! I look forward to learning from these accomplished artists, honing my studio practice, and hopefully making a worth while contribution to my community.
Updates with pictures coming soon!
I am a server and bartender. My job is predominately performing in front of an audience. However, wires get crossed and communication breaks down from time to time. Suddenly I am no longer in character. I am simply a befuddled, awkward mess of a person standing before you, hoping you can see the charm or at least the humor in our current situation. So, I have begun to capture these moments by drawing and painting the feeling of befuddlement as well as the actual words I have said to utter strangers. I look forward to further exploring communication from both sides of the bar.
I will be posting more quality photos soon, but for now I give you a little taste…..
“You’re Problem” and “No Welcome”
Unlike drawings, paintings, and such, journals and sketchbooks contain empty pages that beg to be filled with whatever raw, unfiltered information the book-holder has to offer. I love books of all kinds, but the blank ones are especially exciting for me right now.
I recently took a narrative drawing workshop at Arrowmont taught by Kelli Scott Kelly. It was awesome. I used various materials, like a typewriter.
Encaustic with embroidery completed at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work and learn at this school! It is a great transition from the university to the world outside.
Without the safety net of school, everything seems bigger and scarier. SEEMS…well, we all know what they say about the way things seem, but there is some truth behind the way things seem.
What I learned in undergrad really is true: Being an artist is hard, time-consuming, and it is expensive.
It really is work. ALL OF THE TIME.