As an artist I create narratives reflecting on the struggle to become oneself in spite of the structures designed to keep women from fully becoming who they were created to be.
The photo-based portraits I make often feel like painful but true realizations -- they hold the gaze of the viewer, invite the viewer in, and hold the tension of un-simple realities. My work poses questions designed to pull the viewer in and away from simple polarizations on timely topics of gender and feminine identity.
My work often reflects my own struggle to understand more fully who I am -- and who I am not -- as I continue to step away from ill fitting stereotypes, and learn how to move forward in the face of imposed and unconscious limitations.
My hope is that my artwork inspires and empowers people to rise when they fall, to fully embrace who they were created to become.