I am very interested in pattern and color and putting together different color combinations. From early on, I was was exposed to things like crochet, embroidery, drawing and craftsmanship. Anyone who knows me knows that I have never been wanting for art supplies.
I find it gratifying to be able to make things at different price points and curate a particular aesthetic. To be able to make items using different techniques that have been honed over the years and offer them in an online shop is like one big ongoing art project.
In my early years working in retail, I remember how outrageous and cool it was to peruse the Neiman Marcus catalog and see items ranging from a few dollars to tens of thousands, but with each item selected for a reason. I think now more than ever if someone decides to spend their money on an item for themselves it should be special, which is what I've tried to pull together.
I wish I had some other self-important artistic thing to say that included multi-syllabic academic words, but I don't. I work largely with pattern and color and texture, because it gives me a sense of control in a chaotic world.
I change up mediums, because it keeps my hands strong and my mind active. There are no shortcuts to anything that I do. While I'm working I think a lot about the passage of time, because it is my time that I am giving to a piece, whether it takes me a couple of hours or four months.
Perhaps in that sense, my work is autobiographical.
Food for thought.
MFA Design and Technology, Parsons School of Design
BFA Studio Art, Texas Tech University
More than twenty years of experience working on different stuff for different people in a freelance capacity.
My work experience also includes a twelve year career in Higher Education with progressive leadership roles as a chairperson and instructor.
Because I am the only person on the planet with my name, if you google it there is array of stuff that comes up. Nothing too scathing so far.