Artist / Educator
My work is a concept-driven investigation of the relationship between humankind and their environment. Illusionary environments are built, consumer objects are placed in the landscape, and organic forms are subverted by the materials used to create them. Aesthetic and formal qualities are used as a hook, leading to immersion while humor, whimsy, and playfulness often are apparent.
I hold a BFA from the University of Georgia and a MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. I have exhibited my work in Georgia, Illinois, Alaska, Seattle, St. Louis, Chicago, Tallahassee and Chattanooga. I have been teaching college courses in Drawing, 2D Design, 3D Design, Mixed Media, Art History and Art Appreciation since 2001 and have worked as the Managing Director for Mid-South Sculpture Alliance since 2006.