I’m interested in the friendly and peaceful view of rural life as portrayed by children’s storybooks and folk art of New England. Such benevolence feels in conflict with our modern relationship with the environment.
My work continues in these traditions, materials and even the fantasy in which nature is concerned for our welfare, shares our goals, thinks like we do, exists for our benefit.
Every day the natural world keeps telling us that we’re not the only game in town. My work is an attempt to balance this awareness with the desire to pretend otherwise.
I like bringing art to places where people aren't used to seeing it. -- I've created site-specific installations for The Gallery at the University of New England (Portland, ME), SPACE Gallery in (Portland,ME) and the projects featured above ---TREAD, UNPACK and Scavenger.
I also enjoy making objects geared more towards utility, which sell through a design company I co-founded, maineland design co.
I hold an MFA from the University of Iowa and a BFA from Alfred University. My work has appeared in exhibitions nationally and internationally including the Portland Museum of Art (Portland, ME), Jim Kempner Fine Arts (New York,NY), Tacoma Museum of Art (Tacoma, WA), Cuchifritos Gallery (New York,NY), Pulse Art Fair (Miami, FL), & Tetra Projects (traveling exhibition) Mytilene, Greece.
My art practice extends to teaching and museum exhibit design -- if you've been to the Children's Museum in Portland, you've seen my work. I live in South Portland with my family.