Artist Statement

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Artist Statment

People are often lost for words when I ask them to describe a place or an environment that has impacted their lives. As a point of inquiry for my work, I begin to ask questions differently. In doing so, I hope to illuminate the connect between memories and environment.

I ask people to describe an impactful environment through texture, sensation, and felt sense. Through these descriptions, I see a new and more authentic viewpoint, an unfiltered image, fictitious or not, a human story. These unearthed memories become the tactile layers of my work.

The personal is profound, whether it’s a memory held in the fibers your grandmother's warn green velvet couch, or the moment you first noticed the azure of the expansive Caribbean Sea.

My work is an examination of these sensuous memories brought into physical and tactile form.