At its base, I believe that art is communication. Visual vocabulary that we use to explain ideas and experiences. The “alphabet” is the mediums, surfaces, and marks I use to make a piece. I struggle to stay within one section of the alphabet, I jump from medium to medium, surface to surface. As an art educator, I believe that understanding the alphabet of art production is essential to teaching and understanding visual culture.
My 2-D work is illustrative, minimal, and slides into the representational style. My 3-D work in clay and fiber also slides toward representational, but is mostly concerned with the tactility of the medium or surface. In my 3-D work is where I realized that I have never overcome the child-like desire to reach out an touch things: flowing window curtains, cold iron gates, or a flickering flame. As a result, I aim to evoke those tactile urges in my work.