I create symbols that hark back to the origins of language, I seek ancestral connection through this practice. I have observed that the progress of modern man is also causing the destruction of the natural world, a conflict that begs for a major paradigm shift. I look at the tension within human beings as both an instinctual animal, an intelligent/civilized species, a destructive and creative force, and a spiritual being. I feel compelled to acknowledge those areas of tension and find ways to reveal these experiences through my art.
Awards and Honors
2019, Patron Choice Award, Deland Fall Festival of the Arts, Downtown DeLand, FL
2019, Award of Merit, Deland Outdoor Art Festival, Earl Brown Park, DeLand, FL
2017, 3rd place in sculpture for Fish Bone Totem, 36th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
2017, 4th place Women in the Arts Award for Ubaste, Damiana, and Luna; Celebrating the Genius of Women Competition, Orange County Public Library, Orlando, FL
2001, Honorable Mention - Stetson Juried Student Art Show