The Abstracted Body: Photography

The following photographs are apart of my exploration with the female body and with the human body in general. I am drawn to the ways the body its self changes and alters as we live in it. These photographs are self portraits taken with a tripod. The experience of forcing the body to create odd shapes and folds was liberating and fascinating. I challenge those who view these pictures to search for what they see in these photographs besides a human body. 

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Summer 2018 Art shows!!

Both art shows are up and ready for viewing! One is at the Joe Van Gogh coffee shop in the timberline shopping center, Chapel hill. The other is at the UNC women's Hospital, Chapel Hill! Details are provided on the home page! 

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Nice, France 2018

Swallowed by the well of thought; amongst the sediments of cobbled ruins and worn glass, I concave into purples and pinks. Chilled by the mothers breath I am left with the sweet songs of tension. Pulled by the moon, pushed by gravity. I am numb to the tension, invigorated by my pulse. I am left to melt, swelling into pools of grief. aspirer... expirer... I breathe in fire laced air, ignited by salt. My raw skin burns reminding me of my demons. I am forced to exhale extinguishing the fire, allowing each limb of weight on my shoulder break one by one. Between fire and release what is left is my being: she is still, she is grateful, she is loved.

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Iceland 2018

I just returned to Chicago from a three and a half week long trip traveling all over Europe. I began in London and traveled to Vienna, Berlin, Nice, and ended in Iceland. Iceland was the hardest to capture but that is its beauty. You are forced to stand still, dream into the depths of the endless valleys that make up iceland's ground. Iceland became a place of meditation for me. A place to re ground my self and appreciate what the earth brings to us. 

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2017-2018 Solo Show

I am pleased to announce that beginning in October till December 27th, I will be having a solo art show! I will be selling art work that I have made over the past 5 years. The majority of the work exhibited in the show are my most recent works. Once October 8th hits, stop by Dollop Coffee Shop located in down town Chicago to see a wide variety of my work! 

 343 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60604

The directions and dates are also available to you through an announcement down bar that appears every time you click on my home page!

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Silken Landscapes

With landscape and autobiographical representation in thought, I used embroidery and acrylic paint to create this piece. My yearn to be in control is a big part of who I am. I am a person driven by feeling and emotion. Feelings and emotions are just two examples of things in life that we cannot control. This piece is a representation of the push/pull experience with control that I face in my every day life. I chose to allow the front and back of this piece to be pieces of their own. I embellished the backside with gold paint to practice Japanese used with ceramics. Kintsugi ("golden joinery") is the Japanese art practice of repairing broken ceramics with gold lacquer. This art practice focuses on the idea that there is value in the history of an object and that it shouldn't be hidden. For me, replicating this notion in this piece symbolizes the beauty in the ability to be out of control. There is freedom is being out of control.

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Expo Chicago

My love of modern design, art and how we interact with it was beautifully exhibited at EXPO Chicago this weekend. 

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