Left Behind and Gone Beyond.

I am not compulsive. I am analytical, methodical and calculated. I spend weeks (often months) researching and writing before I attempt to create anything. This is why I was so surprised with myself and the beginnings of what I have affectionately been referring to as the Mud Prints. In graduate school, the researching and writing are expected, …

Lessons From Home.

At the age of 19, I broke off my engagement and left the rural farming community in which I was raised. Lessons from Home explores what could have been if I had stayed. Each vignette combines specific memories with stereotypes, expectations and idealizations of place.

Bend Over.

It has been quite some time since I made a collage: tonight that all changed.  This is the disgusting masterpiece I wound up with, inspired by some old photos I found of myself where I strongly resemble a Playboy Bunny.  Eww.

You Were Born To Have.

Flashback to Fall Semester sophomore year; I was in a serious collaging phase and I made this. From the get go I loved this collage, but it was never in its final form.  During the time I was still collaging it was suggested to me that I take a silkscreening class.  I signed up for one this …

Throwaways.

As I prepare to head into the summer months (believe me when I say there is still a mountain of work standing in my way), I am beginning a new series of collages - Throwaways.  Throughout my semester my love of appropriation has continued to grow.  I feel like I am drowning in our image-saturated …

Black Sunday.

I recently rediscovered this photograph.  To outsiders, it is just a family snapshot; it may even seem that way to the others in the image.  I'm sure my parents (father pictured, mother photographer) remember this day, but I doubt it is as impactful.  To me, this is a huge life changing moment: it was the …

Every Room.

I was feeling productive tonight and decided to just make something for me (a sup rising lack of weekend homework has made this possible).  Anyways, I have had these pullouts from a magazine pullout for quite some time now and was just never quite sure how to use them.  I am super happy with how …