Artist StatementMy current work deals with my experience of the human body and how it intersects with the world around it, seeking to demonstrate spatial and interpersonal connections through the use of graphic and 2-D elements in the work. The seeds for these ideas come from dreams, found images, and text messages, and when viewed as a whole, communicate something about my existence up to this point in time. My portraits reflect my relationship with the people around me, and in the case of the self portraits, the discrepancy between how the world sees me and how I imagine myself. Many of my environments and abstractions are based on the idea of an archaeological view of the ground and how it can convey a history. The broken and scarred ground relates back to the primordial ooze and various creation myths. By conflating my likeness and environment with these fantastical elements, I’m giving myself a place to belong.
I was born and raised in Maryland and have had the opportunity to study around the world. After graduating from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University in 2012, I returned to Baltimore and now work at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower. I have shown at the Rubin-Frankel Gallery in Boston, Main Street Arts Gallery in Clifton Springs, NY, Projects Gallery in Miami, and the Top of the World in Baltimore.