Genesis

 

Born in Austin, Texas, I grew up with printer paper in one hand, and a marker in the other. Currently enrolled at the University of Central Arkansas, I am pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Ceramics.

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Statement

My practice observes the influence of tradition with its duality of benefits and downfalls, and its dichotomy of love and hate. This currently includes creating dialogue around faith and sexuality, a cross section I believe not only needs more acknowledgement but support. 

Using craft materials and customs as my materials I work to expand the narratives I grew up in.

This exploration is carried out through common domestic practices such as those using clay, fibers, photography, writing, etc. Clay specifically acts as a medium where the soft and hard coexist, where masculine and feminine qualities not only intersect but become the defining characteristics of the material. I also experiment with processed white bread as a medium with biblical connotations and one that is representational of my southern white self. 

We are all malleable. This practice is observing how our bend can be positive or negative.