This ongoing project is a way for me to try to capture extraordinary humans being their ordinary selves. No posing, no staging, no directing of any kind, just raw unedited portraits of the people in my life.
Traveling is my passion. Stepping into the unknown gives me strength and courage and energy like nothing else. Exploring new places, experiencing new cultures, meeting new people, and photographing everything I see is the only way I hope to spend my life. Every new adventure teaches me something about the world and about myself.
So much of our culture revolves around stuff. Cars, houses, technology, clothes; these things represent success and status. However, scattered around the world these things are left behind, sitting alone with no one returning for them. What was once a prized possession is now just another addition to the mountains of trash we've produced over centuries of over consumption.
With 7 billion people on Earth, our world can feel pretty crowded at times. But if you take the time to really look at a person, to feel their energy, to notice their uniqueness, you can find that the crowded world is full of human beings and not just people. Each human has a story and a life and a world all their own.
This project was done completely IN the darkroom using a manipulation technique that involves stacking negatives to create a double exposure effect. These combinations are meant to explore the idea of entire worlds existing within us.
The human body is a landscape.
Above all other things, nature rules our world. It controls our lives in every single way whether we are constantly aware or appreciative or not. We rely on the Earth for our food, our water, our fuel, our air, our everything. It is a powerful, magical force below our feet and all around us. We must take time to admire its beauty and we must take precedent to protect its livelihood.
This series is a reflection of my processing of the sexual and emotional trauma I’ve endured in my life. These pieces represent the delicacy of body and soul being crushed against their will, but not allowing this act to take away from the beauty that existed before. Each piece showcases flowers I've collected on my travels and pressed in my journal.
I Need Space
Exploring the worlds of both watercolor and collage, these pieces come from a deep personal desire for the space needed to be alone, to be creative, and to grow as a person and an artist.
Monstrosity is a "project" I started in 2010 in which I turned my illustrations into 3D soft sculptures. I have since then sold my monsters in shops all over the country and to people all over the world. I am beginning to experiment with new things and am trying to push myself creatively and technically. I hope to soon create some much larger pieces and maybe even some installations.