We are solid beings. Within our bodies exists an entire ecosystem. We are not, and never have been, separate from the landscape, but a part of it, intrinsically entangled. The spaces we inhabit become a part of who we are, and yet, how often do we allow ourselves to be entirely present? In my work, I explore the relationship between the body and the landscape, between perception and emotions, and the inner self versus the outer self. A body suddenly transforms itself into a rock, emerges from a shallow pond, disappears into the rolling sand dunes. A stone covered in fungus transforms into something beautiful, symbolizing the cycles of life and death. A lone figure suspended in a moment of contemplation, the viewer becomes a voyeur, an outsider.
Through seemingly disparate images, I am weaving together a story which fits together like pieces to a puzzle. Fragmented and ephemeral images suddenly come into focus, like a memory recovered. And yet, there are no answers given, only more questions, just as life is constantly being pulled apart and put back together. Listen. Look closely. Pay attention. It is the act of discovery that matters.
Education - BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
2015, Reply All; Lucero; Brookline, MA
2015, SIM Big Show; Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Boston, MA
2015, RAW: Bold, Mixx 360; Malden, MA
2016, SIM Big Show; Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Boston, MA
2017, Sensing Ourselves; Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Boston MA
2018, All School Show; Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston MA
2018, Why I Write, Why I Create; Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston MA
2018. Self Composed; Aviary Gallery; Jamaica Plain, MA
Awards and Grants -
2014, Trustee Scholarship, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
2016, VMFA Undergraduate Fellowship, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts