Artist Statement

At what point does a beautiful representation of ugliness lend itself to some degree of fascination? I am interested in showing people a part of themselves they may or may not know. My anatomical drawings invite the viewer to project their ideas of bodily awareness and comfort into these images, allowing them to feel foreignness or familiarity. I want to take the viewer outside their comfort zone and into themselves a little more.

I am also deeply seduced by the power of mark making. My lines move into loosely digestible forms, using ugliness as a requirement for beauty. I enjoy the preciousness and singularity of drawing, and I like to keep the image slightly fragile.