|I am a native DC Metro area multimedia artist, freelance graphic designer and photographer whose work is influenced by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and photographer Ansel Adams, among other well known and under-appreciated artists.
I have been interested in art and design for as long as I can remember. From my childhood I was always drawing or doodling. As I got older I discovered the world of fine arts, photography, and design. I dove in head first and haven’t looked back since. The creative world has endlessly inspired me to produce works that my imagination has conjured up. I feel a strong desire to communicate art and design visually to a world that seems so literal.
|I’ve been interested in art and design for as long as I can remember. Like many children, I was constantly drawing and doodling: setting my interpretation of the world around me to paper. Unlike many children, I never stopped and never outgrew my sense of childhood wonder at the world around me. I would not allow the inner need to capture and share my vision of life with those around me grow old.
For me, artistic creativity was never a simple outlet for my youthful energy. It was a sanctuary. Art was a fountain from which I often drew peace and refreshment; a source of joy and peace in a world that was sometimes confusing to my young mind. Indeed, as I grew older, the means available to me of translating the world only grew wider and more varied. Rather than gradually losing its grip on me, the call of fine arts grew more compelling and imperative.
Eventually, I found photography, or more accurately: it found me. My mother’s first camera was a Polaroid, and for my entire childhood it was the means by which my family’s memories were recorded. Hundreds of my family’s treasured moments were memorialized on this unique film. One day my father gave that camera to me. He knew that not only would I cherish it as an heirloom, but that I had a gift for seeing the world around me from a different perspective than most. To this day it is one of the greatest material gifts I’ve ever been given. Although I have a large collection of cameras ranging from digital SLRs to vintage cameras, the Polaroid has never quite lost its unique hold on me, due in no small part to fact that it was special to my parents. This medium is especially dear to me for these reasons. In high school I began to explore the world of photography. Currently I’m working on honing my skills with my digital SLR. These pieces are but a mere reflection of her work which hopefully will continue to grow alongside my experience.
Since college I have become increasingly interested in the world of design and and wearable art based on my photographic and graphic design works. Today, I’m focused on combining these three creative worlds into one in my work.
I hope that you enjoy what you see, and I thank you for viewing it. Additionally, I hope my work will inspire you, motivate you in your own artistic pursuits, or at the very least encourage you to see the ordinary and the extraordinary from a perspective you otherwise may not have.