As a recent graduate of Chatham University I have attained a double major in art history and studio arts and a
minor in print journalism. Throughout my education I often focused on cloth production processes and the human
anthropological relationship to the textile and corporeal adornment. Artistically, my work is informed by my
art historical research and I produce objects of a minimalist orientation that exhibit abstract ornamental motifs.
I like to draw from traditional Slavic and Southeast Asian designs, whereby I invest the ornamental with the
organic, anthropomorphizing the static pattern. As a result the decorative commingles with the pseudoscientific,
and evocations of growth, degradation, and accretion emerge. I tend to approach the artistic process from a very
theoretical vantage that I believe lends itself to the production of artwork that is both gutteral and precise. Most
importantly, however, I value high quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. I contend that well produced
objects are indications of both personal and cultural pride, and therefore serve as objects of enrichment
for the demographic intended to consume them.