Artist StatementI have heard it said, and believe it to be true, that an artist revisits the same problems over and over again. In general, the more mature an artist becomes, the more succinctly they can represent the specific problem that has become their fascination, their obsession. While I have explored diverse concepts in my work, I find that I am always drawn to the same mysterious problem: a dichotomy which is uniquely human, which I discovered first in myself but now see reflected everywhere. That dichotomy is the chaotic coexistence of the real and the superficial, which, in most cases, are frustratingly inextricable. The realization of this subconscious fascination has been the preoccupation of my most recent work, and I suspect that it will continue to hold my attention for quite some time.
I have roots in this area, but I was raised all up and down between between sandy Florida and Penn's Forest. I teach high school Photo and Art, have a BA in Photography and an MAT in Art. There is a different me for each of my worlds: artist, teacher, explorer, sister, daughter, lover. There is another me that I am still grasping to define, the me that is mostly eye and heart, and at the same time all of ME together. This me explores the world looking for the perfect metaphor to describe the irony of being, and finds it's shadows everywhere.