My work has evolved from an early interest in Pop Art and icons of American pop culture expressed through popular imagery and cultural artifacts. I explore visual symbol for what it represents both literally and metaphorically.
I am fascinated with the psychological disavowal that is required to live with and accept the pervasive cultural narratives of childhood, power, and gender. Simultaneous acceptance of contradicting information is rooted in these narratives. Childhood, as a concept, is a
What did the Fellowship or Laureate mean to you at the time you received it?
It helped me do a research project abroad.
What do you do now? Has your art evolved or changed?
As a result of my research, I have been exploring graphic art and silk screen. Exploring similar gender-based cultural conditioning through popular culture, toys, games, literature.
What is one piece of advice you would give to an emerging artist?
Continue to work at your art & craft and always research current and past art forms for more knowledge and inspiration. Live life to the fullest.
Briefly, how would you describe the state of the arts locally, as well as national and beyond?
vibrant, exciting, innovative
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