Throughout my work in the Johnson State College MFA program, I have continued to use the temporal nature of the natural world as a metaphor for our mortality. My art is meant to reflect a universal connection among all things, living and inanimate, but also to respond to life's continuing contradictions: life and death, sadness and beauty.
My thesis work is a natural progression of my art making. I have developed two paths in my image creation: using spontaneity and accident (liberating, showing the incredible power of the subconscious) and using effort and planning (thoughtful inclusion of imagery, composition and sometimes pattern making). Some of my solutions stay contained in one category while others combine the approach to these two paths.