This series is an ongoing look at the intersection of what is considered 'Fine Art' and what is considered 'Arts and Crafts,' or folk art. It contains imagery pulled from the rich history of the women in my family, highlighting the differences between their work and my own. This comparison is done in the hopes of cultivating a conversation about female work in the arts regardless of perceived level.
Grandmother and Doilies
Degrees of Separation
Handmade Relics 1, 2, and 3
Campbell's Kids Selected
Map Selection of Women's Work
Grandmother and Doilies Tapestry Vol. 1
A Singular Moment
This is an ongoing work about the information contained within a digital iteration of a photograph, and what happens when that information is deliberately altered or fragmented. A singular moment hopes to engage the audience using these techniques to evoke a gut reaction- longing, wistfulness, anxiety, confusion- in the moment the audience views these works. This is in the attempt to more honestly portray those instances than a strict snapshot might have been able to.
Tricolor Telephone Poll
Tree Looking Up
Wreck on Collins and Fort Worth
An exploration of what happens when a photograph is removed from its original purpose- that of a business or school portrait- and altered in the hopes of creating art. These photos are momentary, and if they fail in an artistic pursuit, they will have nothing left, and will become benign and meaningless. Not unlike a high school yearbook.
Unregistered Yearbook 2016
Person of a Whole
This work is an attempt to reconcile the differences between self-identification and outsider identification. Focusing on 'characters' of friends, I attempt to create one whole being by collecting the different sides they each may present.