I am a southern mutt, growing up between Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and finally attending college at LSU for my undergraduate in anthropology and history. After spending a year in China teaching and studying calligraphy, I have come back to the South to make New Orleans my home. I have been creating art my whole life, but my relationship with my craft intensified after living abroad. The solitude of being alone in a foreign country, the colors and vivid images of Guangzhou China, and the discipline I learned studying calligraphy inspired me to hone my craft as a way to express myself to the people back home.
As an artist I am interested in the political, often finding solace and strength in the community I am surrounded by. A lot of my political art attempts to bring the abstract political ideals and give them the pulse of the individual. When my work doesn’t have an outright political theme, it is informed by the worlds of dreams and the past. In those spaces I explore the hazy lines of what is reality, imaginary, or somewhere in between. My work is often layered with expressions of longings for these dreams and memories of place. Under the vibrant colors dark themes emerge. Any darkness is challenged into a place of happiness with femininity, compassion, and sexuality.