Bio

I am a mixed media artist who loves texture and surface design.

Inspired by collage artist Romare Bearden, I initially created abstracts with hand- painted papers and sewing and later combined my love of language with the visual, sometimes adding words and photographs. Most recently I have been working on wooden cradles with limestone paste in an almost three-dimensional approach that resembles pottery. 

In my artwork I use a variety of symbols, particularly numerical and verbal symbols that recall and reflect connections. Sometimes they are clearly visible; other times they are beneath the surface like hidden secrets. All of the work plays between the objective and the abstract, and is fragmented, pieces building a whole or fragments remaining from the whole. My work does not usually fill an entire space but leaves a place for reflection.

My work has been shown in galleries in North and South Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee, and Maryland. I am an alumni of the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC.

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