Artist’s Statement

My artwork, regardless of subject matter, is inspired by history, be it personal, familial, cultural or global. Historical narratives of all kinds are critical to understanding the relationship between humans and the world we create and inhabit. While some tales are complex and others intimate, they all offer lessons to those who would hear them.

Reading and research underlie my artistic practice. Throughout my career, I have studied aspects of psychology, sociology, art, religion, music, economics, agriculture, politics, and geography to guide me when working on a project. This breadth of knowledge provides me with a multi-faceted perspective of the topic as I wrestle with it, allowing me to create metaphorical meanings that extend beyond the subject matter at hand.