East Stroudsburg, PA
2016 Best New Artist
I explore space, movement and surface by layering materials in intricate patterns. My mixed-media pieces are a marriage of image and object, adorning the wall and the body. Using traditional techniques in an unexpected way, I carve and drill through the painted wood surfaces, stitch with thread and beads, apply gold leaf and fabricated metallic objects, and inlay magnets so that parts can be removed from the work and worn as jewelry. Cast frames envelop intimate shaped compositions in a collection of pendants and brooches inspired by these wall pieces.