Lace, Satin, Wood, and Lights, 5' x 15' x 6', 2011, $14500
My artistic practice revolves around notions of the cultural artifact, nonetheless, when I am in the studio I avoid letting art theory creep into my work. Instead, I let intuition take over. When the work is complete—or at some appropriate interval during its creation—I analyze it. Art-making should be an adventure.
My artistic practice is split between painting, sculpture, ceramics, and surface design. I've shown extensively in the Puget Sound region, and I am represented by Matzke Fine Art on Camano Island. I spent the 2011-12 academic year in Norway on a Fulbright Creative Arts Grant. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory through the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.