My artwork and the process of making it are reflections of my visual day. I am interested in exploring textures, layers, depth, and diversity throughout occupied and unoccupied space in the natural world. Metaphors inevitably arise in these observations and become an additional element of my practice. My encaustic work connects me to my mother and late mother-in-law who were both artists and worked with heat and pigmented wax. My mother called her technique “melted crayons.” My late mother-in-law was a graphic designer, a painter, and an encaustic artist.
In addition to my visual artwork, I am deeply involved in community-based arts work:
Board Member at Arts Corps, an arts education organization whose mission is to revolutionize arts education by igniting the power of young people through culturally engaging learning experiences.
Teaching Artist at Seattle Art Museum and Artist in Residence in a variety of public schools in the Seattle and Highline School Districts.
Artist Mentor at Arts Impact, an arts organization empowering educators to teach and integrate the arts into all learning, so that each child thrives and we close the opportunity gap for children of color and those experiencing poverty.