I’m interested in the fluid boundaries between abstraction and representation and how symbols, figures and landscapes interact to form new relationships. When I begin something I’m usually not thinking about a specific idea; instead, information emerges and becomes more focused while I work. If I do begin by trying to represent something, it’s often abstract, so this shifts my imagery towards abstraction. More than abstract though, the work is open-ended which leaves space for viewers to incorporate their own experience. In the end, I hope they see and feel something they wouldn’t have otherwise.
I’m a visual artist and graphic designer, born and raised in central Montana. I have a BA in graphic design with a painting minor from Montana State University and an MFA in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design.