"The Science (Fiction) of Roots" (Ink Paintings 2022) is a body of work which asks viewers to imagine what is happening beneath the surface of our planet. What happens to the junk we throw out? What will landfills and junkyards look like in hundreds of years? It amuses me to imagine a society of giant sentient plants taking root and growing over life as we know it.
I use sumi ink and melted wax applied with an electric tjanting, a tool borrowed from the art of batik. I work on smooth bristol paper, which allows ink to flow with a mind of its own.
Biography & Gratitude
I currently reside in Wisconsin, my home state (US). I lived and studied in Washington State from ages 18 to 25, when much of my development as an artist took place. I am deeply appreciative of Seattle artist/mentors Saeed Mahboub and Tatiana Garmendia for guiding me through the fundamentals of drawing and painting and Mike Moran, Paul Sparks, Marilyn Frasca, and Gail Tremblay at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, for taking time to pass on some of their wisdom about artmaking. Finally - and simply - thank you to my family.
Certificate earned at "Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists" hosted by Spring Board for the Arts
Master's in English (TESOL) - Emphasis in Teaching English as a Lingua Franca, UW - Madison
Bachelor of Arts - Emphasis in Drawing and Painting, The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA
February 2023 Arts House - An opening and solo show
December 2022 Wantoot, Mineral Point, Wisconsin: "The Science (Fiction) of Roots" - An opening and solo show.
July 2022 "Meet the Artists" member show at Arts House in River Falls, Wisconsin
2018-2021 Active seller and member at Red Wing Artisan Collective in Red Wing, Minnesota
2018 "Rural Strife" solo show at St. James Hotel, hosted by Red Wing Arts Association
2017 "Farm to Table" group show at Red Wing Arts Association Depot Gallery
2016-17 "Resist in Indigo" solo show at Red Wing Mercantile, curated by Kate Eiynck
2016 Vendor at Summer Art Fair at Anderson Center in Red Wing
2016 "11 Emerging Artists" group show at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota, MN