Creating artwork for me is deeply personal and perhaps selfish. It is therapy, a compulsion to create something as a way to express a feeling. Often and regrettably my artwork is never seen by others, but it has performed its purpose and I feel satisfied. I want it to be appealing to other people, of course, but I'm not always sure if it is. In this way I feel like a true artist: I process emotions and experiences through art. While my formal education is photography, I enjoy using any medium that I feel best helps me reach a destination, including performance, which can be difficult for a person like me who considers herself shy. My work is typically variations on the themes of family and nostalgia, and may appear sad, though I like to think of it more as heavy-hearted. I always have the sense of missing someone or something, even in the presence of those things.
I am a native of Townsend, MA and I currently reside in Rhode Island. I earned a BFA in Fine Art Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2004.