Spruce Pine, NC
PAPER | Sculpture and print
Penland Affiliation | Penland Resident Artist 2004 – 2007
Artist Information | Studio artist; education: BFA College for Creative Studies, Studio Art Centers International, Michigan State University; exhibitions: RETOLD: Chronicles and Other Stories (Penland Gallery), The Messenger, Florence County Museum (Florence SC), Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit (SOCO Gallery, NC), Masters in Craft (Chautauqua Institution, NY), Beauty of the Beast (Greenhill Center for NC Art, NC), Guns: Loaded (San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, CA), Whistling Past the Undertow (Center Galleries, MI), Inspired (Penland Gallery, NC), Blue Go-Go (Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, IL), Nature Nurture, ArtPrize 7 (Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI), Simulacra (McColl Center for Art + Innovation, NC), Queen Alexandra’s Flight (Penland Gallery, NC), Animalia (Flinn Gallery, CT), 0 to 60: Contemporary Art & Time (North Carolina Museum of Art, NC), Animal Nature (Kohler Center for the Arts, WI); awards: recipient of North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship; collections: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AR), Asheville Art Museum (NC), Capitol Broadcasting (Raleigh, NC), Mint Museum of Craft + Design (Charlotte, NC), North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, NC)
Artist Statement | Each piece is an act of homage. Through the combination of forming and brazing copper rod and wire, pattern making, and hand stitching, I draw out the essence of the animal or object I am bringing into being. I sweet talk the “skin” and form into holding hands and jumping into the abyss together, so we can see what comes out the other side.
Technical Information | Archival prints, sewn onto wire frame structures, collage