I am curious about the value and importance society gives to places, objects, and materials. I explore this subject in interactive sculpture in the form of artist books, relief printing and paper cutting. I want to bring layers of engagement to the viewer either through the utilitarian beauty of the sculpture and materials or through the simplicity of black outline and bright, flat color.
My work can be grouped into three themes, urban community, using materials outside of their intended utility and flora & fauna. The themes are fluid and intersect with one another.
2015 Artist Trust EDGE
Pacific Lutheran University, BBA and Minor in Publishing and Printing Arts
2016 Puget Sound Book Artist Annual Exhibition, WA
2016 Bridging the Waters; University of West England (UWE), Bristol, United Kingdom
2015 DIRT; University of Puget Sound, WA
2015 Puget Sound Book Artist Annual Exhibition, WA
2014 Flo-ra-bun-da; New ERA Ida Culver House Broadview, WA
2014 Puget Sound Book Artists Annual Exhibition 2014
2014 Undercover Stories: The Secret Lives of Books; ArtEAST Art Center, WA
2013 Puget Sound Book Artists Annual Exhibition, WA
2012 Puget Sound Book Artists Annual Exhibition, WA
2011 Puget Sound Book Artists Annual Exhibition, WA
Traffic Box Wrap Project-Tacoma—selected as one of 20 artists to design artworks that can be reproduced as a vinyl wrap and applied to traffic signal boxes throughout Tacoma (2015)
Julie Chen (juror), 500 Handmade Books Volume 2, Lark (An Imprint of Sterling Publishing) 2013, p. 220
Works held in private collections in Canada and the United States.
2012 and 2013 Puget Sound Book Artists Annual Exhibition, WA
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