I am currently a Resident Artist at Penland School of Craft 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.
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 plays with disruption, entropy, light, and shadow. Embracing a lack of permanence, I’ve been working primarily with cardboard and recycled paper scraps to create modular units that can be arranged in a myriad of ways. Compose, decompose, compose, decompose, is a cycle in my process that mimics cycles of life and which I am exploring further in the impermanence of my materials.
Time is unyielding. It is beauty and heartbreak simultaneously.