Tiny radish studio fayetteville,ar Creating art is my means of understanding myself and my place in the world.
Never without a work in progress, I craft in order to reflect on my experiences so that I can learn more about myself and about the places I have called home, from Massachusetts to Arkansas to California to West Virginia. I integrate drawing, painting, embroidery, and printmaking into my life in order to process my experiences, and see art as a tool for social justice and telling important stories. I am fascinated by the role of art in advancing social justice and humanizing and highlighting the struggles of those whose narratives go untold. My inspiration is drawn from DIY and zine culture, street art, and the work of others who (like me) are self-taught and use art to create their own vocabulary for self-expression. In making stamped prints, I delight in designing and carving linoleum print blocks and the enumerable patterns that I can make with them. In making embroidery art, I am fascinated by the possibilities of highlighting an art form that has long gone overlooked. As I grow as an artist and crafter, I wish to continue to pay homage to the people, places, and experiences that have shaped me.