When asked which medium is my favorite or what "kind" of artist I am, I don't usually have a straight forward answer.
I usually refer to myself as a "multi-interested creator" or a craftsman. I find it very difficult to stick to one medium or one process for too long. At any given time I have three or more on-going projects in multiple mediums, so my studio (and sometimes my living room) is a disaster because of this.
I usually get involved in projects that have an interesting process. The part of making that I really enjoy is the process and if that process is not enjoyable, it usually isn't for me. The majority of the work I make has some kind of multi-step process.
Picking up a new medium or craft and adding it to my resume is something I always enjoy doing. Inspiration for making doesn't just happen with one medium for me. I feel that it's always important to try new things and to expand on what you already enjoy doing.
In 2021, I moved into a NEW studio in Flemington, NJ! Moving into this space has allowed me to grow my work and pick up processes that I haven't had space to do in years! Having this larger space for my creative pursuits has been a wonderful adventure!
However, I still like to make work from home when I can. I enjoy being home to make my work because I feel that when I am at home, I can spend more time on it to really make it how I want it to be. Another perk of working at home is my cat, Sophie, enjoys coming to supervise and quality check the work.
My dream is to one day open a community studio where I can make my work, rent space to other artists, and partner with schools and other institutions in the area and add-to or support their curriculum.
BFA Art Education
Artist in Residence at Middle School