Artist Statement and CV
My photographs are rooted in the study of self and I examine my experiences and perceptions in a visceral way to sift through meanings. I draw inspiration from my surroundings, attempting to capture fluctuations in both my environment and my psyche. Elements of transition are also explored through a layering process to reveal a self-realization. Reminiscent of other artist whose images question identity and self, such as Nikki S. Lee, Francesca Woodman, and Kelli Connell, I deconstruct and reform my identity before the camera. Through aesthetics, dualistic emotions are evoked; loss and uncertainty are paralleled with those of comfort and familiarity.
I manipulate images in a multi-disciplined manner as I explore these dynamics. Stemming from an interest in compositing various art forms, I often begin with photography as the root of an exploration and integrate it with other mediums as the project expands. The surrealist artists, writers, and film makers have also been a source of inspiration. My compositions are structured to reveal a mediation on my subconscious. Working primarily with a muted color palette allows my images to retain a soft, ethereal quality and to reference the subliminal and impulsive. My work aims to narrate a transformation and serves as a reminder that change is resolute.
M.F.A., Studio Art, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 2015.
B.F.A., Studio Art, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, May 2011.