I am currently a Resident Artist at Penland School of Crafts where I am spending the next three years exploring the intersections of art, design, and craft. My highly introspective studio practice combined with fifteen years of experience in the fields of graphic design and letterpress printing provides me with multiple vantage points in approaching this exploration.
Before my residency at Penland, I was the Creative Director for 7 Ton Design and Letterpress Company in Asheville, NC. 7 Ton Co. specialized in well-crafted design solutions, impeccably printed pieces, and one-of-a-kind handmade goods. While Creative Director I also maintained a studio practice. Over the past ten years my work has been shown regionally, nationally, and internationally. Currently you can find my work on display at Blue Spiral 1 (Asheville, NC), Light Art + Design (Chapel Hill, NC), and at the Penland Gallery (Penland, NC).
I rely on the premise that my artwork has the ability to evoke a visceral and direct response from my viewer. In my work, I bring a sensitivity to materials, form, and composition to incite emotions that appeal to innate proclivities for order and rhythm. Seeking both tension and balance, I utilize intuitive and analytical processes that push and pull off of one another.
My current body of work explores printmaking as a means of creating multiples in the 3-dimensions. Straying from traditional print forms such as newspapers and books, I assemble printed, die cut paper into modular units meant for further construction. Working from these building blocks, I instinctively arrange larger systems and formal compositions.