I see potential in broken and discarded objects. I find joy in transforming them into art. I work intuitively creating works on canvas. My paintings begin by applying a variety of found objects and natural composites, such as black lava and shattered auto glass to the surface. While working soft pastels or layers of acrylic over the textures I eschew brushes and palette knives for my favorite mark-making tools; my hands and my credit cards. Using a credit card to create art began as a symbolic act to put plastic to better use. Now, it is my tool of choice to sculpt, carve and manipulate the paint into a texture that is visually intriguing.

 

Selected Exhibitions

Fulton Street Collective, Group Exhibition, Chicago, IL (2018)
Woman Made Gallery, Group Exhibition, Chicago, IL (2017)
Fine Arts Building, Group Exhibition, Chicago, IL (2014)
Thomas O'Gorman Group Exhibition Chicago, IL (2011)
Woman Made Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Chicago, IL (2007)
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