In my art, as in my interior design, my broad understanding of cultural transcendence stems from a childhood of existing between two continents. Born in the U.S. but raised between Europe and the States with my single mother, I was quick to adapt to new surroundings and experiences out of necessity. Consequently, the constants that persisted regardless of surrounding became a sort of sanctuary. Thus, lasting connections, both emotionally and personally, are an important aspect of my work. Those connections have pushed my creative viewpoint and enabled my artistic expression through my profession as an interior designer as well as my work as an artist.
My art explores the intersection of a material’s capability and human expression. Materials such as brass, glass beading, and textures painted on Belgian linen stand firmly on their own but become something more when combined and manipulated. Materials become a reflection of one’s ability to cope, adjust, and to find a true identity.
I seek to evoke contemplation of the tactile materials around us and what they represent within ourselves. The result is a diversity of pieces that causes one to engage and linger, making an emotional connection with the material-play as a whole.
My visual art has always been an extension of my work as an interior designer. The opportunity to come into a space, to get to know a person and to create a piece that truly speaks to their story is such a rewarding, inspiring experience.
When I create a commissioned piece, my aim is always to create something that is made with intention, which will resonate with the owner on a level beyond sheer ornamentation. If you’d like to open a dialogue about a potential commission partnership, either for yourself or as a gift for another, please reach out today.