Born in Gelndale, CA
Lives & works in San Dimas, CA
My work primarily involves painting and photography and revolves around the idea that the world around us shapes who we are. From the spaces that we inhabit, the technology that we incorporate into our lives to the inescapable grip of the past we are molded by forces beyond our control. Many of the images that I make are self portraits as I want to document how I have been defined by this world specifically in the ways that I have been defined by my gender. My work often involves confronting the audience either with the reality that what they are looking at is simply a manufactured image or more often with imagery that is initially off putting in nature. There is a kind of forbidden fruit appeal to images that are shocking because while you may initially want to look away but they ultimately draw you in and make you look closer at the work to figure out why it would display such images and eventually seeing the intimacy that underlies them. The audience is made to contemplate why they had such preconceived notions and where they came from. Who or what defined those notions for them.
B.A. Studio Art, 2020 Humboldt State University (HSU), Arcata, CA