B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art
Lecturer in Art; Director of 3D Arts
A visual artist interested in the tangibility of materials, the aesthetics and functionality of objects and the performance process of their creation and use.
I create objects that have a use.
I have been teaching at the college level for the past nine years, and I have advised a wide range of students from undergraduate to graduate in both independent studies and theses. I have taught courses in sculpture, design, drawing and painting at the beginning through advanced levels.
The project-based nature of my work has forced me to acquire craft skills such as sewing, weaving and a variety of “traditional” forms of creating. As a sculptor I am very interested in both the techniques and histories of craft and the tangibility of materials and although I have knowledge of industrial processes, I also consider the importance of manual labor in creating. The various techniques I employ in my work include fabrication, mold-making, casting, weaving, sewing, quilting, video, photography, and performance, among others.