Size: 11"W x 16"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2014
This piece is made up of 2 drawings each measuring 11x16. These drawings are scribble doodles that form surreal "stories". They are meant to be displayed together either vertically or horizontally.
I have been making art since I was able to hold a crayon (and have photographic documentation to prove it). Art was all I ever wanted to do and all I ever felt I was meant to do. Going hand in hand with my own practice is my teaching practice. I have been a public school art teacher for over 12 years which helps to ignite, inspire, and drive my artistic practice in both expected and unexpected ways. I was born with vision and eye issues which have been at the core of my artistic vision and always informs my work during at least one stage of the process. Because of this I literally see things in a different way. My art is a key into my brain and heart but it also acts as a way for me to see and understand the world at large. I work in many media from drawing (marker, oil and wax pastel), acrylic painting, multimedia painting, and ceramic and multimedia sculpture. I love manipulating canvas by cutting, tearing, and sewing it in different ways. I also love manipulating wire and beads and mixing these (and other media) with more traditional media such as clay and canvas. I have always taken my art seriously, have always been active, and have always shown and sold my work small scale, but have just recently begun to take it to the larger audience and get it "out there" so to speak.