I am an artist and educator with a background in design, based in New Orleans. I spend a fair amount of time along the Mississippi coast as well, where water significantly impacts surrounding natural elements. I’m fascinated by the visual impacts of tidal waters as they overtake other natural elements, and then retreat, leaving a completely different textural landscape. Through painting, I examine ways that physical forces like tidal waters, as well as chemical processes, mimic the power and influence people have on each other, both individually and collectively, and how this influence may oscillate over time, resulting in new entities. One element overtaking, another succumbing, others merging. One element changing the essence of another through layering. Consumption of one element into another.
I’ve come to understand my work as narrative and autobiographical, utilizing the fluid properties of diluted paint, intuitive and sensory memory, and abstraction to investigate and visualize the fluidity of power in relationships.
I have a Masters of Arts from NYU and have shown my work in New York, Washington, DC, Houston, and New Orleans. As an educator, I have taught Art in high need public high schools for 10 years. I am also a mother of two young children, a role and relationship that constantly informs my work.
Questions & Answers
Describe your art in three words.
Fluid, Bold, Emotional.
Describe yourself in one word.
Where do you draw inspiration?
I am often captivated by the lines and forms of couture fashion as well as the grace and power of many flowers. I am inspired by the shared visual language between these two object groups and love using them to answer questions I have around femininity and power in relationships.
Where can we find you when you are not creating art?
As a mother of two young children, you'll most likely find me chasing after them for all the usual reasons. They keep me very busy and I love spending time with them and watching them grow into themselves as individuals. You can also find me at museums, watching my neighborhood go by on our front porch, reading, or traveling with friends and family.
What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?
I think March and April in New Orleans is a special slice of magic; a little piece of heaven. The spring light feels light and airy like it's full of joy and hope. There is so much vibrant color and the scent of Jasmine vines and Gardenia flowers follow you everywhere.
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Where You Can Find My Work
Works listed online may be available to be viewed at Where y’Art Works Gallery by appointment. Other works may be found through Mont Art House in Houston and Spillman Blackwell Gallery in New Orleans.