Hello again, from Los Angeles, California! I have relocated to complete a MFA program at Otis College of Art & Design. I decided to attend graduate school after many years of making and showing work in the DC area in order to take my art to the next level. I'm here to challenge myself and be able to express my ideas more clearly as well as make new connections and put my work in front of a whole new audience.
It has been a whirlwind. I've been adjusting to a new space, intensely producing work, as well as questioning and rethinking everything I thought I was sure of. Being here has so far given me a lot. I have one-on-one meetings with amazing faculty, intense hours-long critique sessions, challenging classes in art history and theory, and personal studio space.
I have completed two new sculptures since I began in the fall. The first is a free-standing sculpture made mostly of artificial flowers and greenery. Its slightly anthropomorphic organic forms are balanced on "legs" made of splintered, sharpened, and brightly-painted shards of wood jutting out from the form like some kind of defense mechanism.
With my latest piece, I started experimenting with soft foam as a sculpting material. Soft sculpture has always been my preferred form and it is fun to explore it further. The piece was "finished" for a recent critique, but I am now reworking it for next month's Open Studios.
I'm missing DC, but LA is entering into my work in some surprising ways. You can see the first sketches, photos, and video of my newest work on my Patreon page. Also see sneak peeks of my newest work, glimpses from the studio, and all my other California adventures on both Instagram and Twitter.