I am a self-taught photographer born and raised in a small town in California. As director, make-up artist and costume designer, I am more of a presence and creative participant in my own compositions than a detached observer. In 2006 I was encouraged to debut at a small coffee house securing my first art sale, establishing a reputably strong artist/client relationship. I quickly found my way into galleries and museums, appreciated by a broader audience of enthusiasts, contest panels and collectors.
I use photography to expose vulnerabilities and break down facades. Photography has shown me that those endlessly questioned social norms and confines were merely prescribed, and that a far deeper impact exists instead in the vulnerable roots of identity.
While the moods of the photographs swing from soft to morose, coy to perverse, the beautiful, dreamlike subtleties create a faceted and fantastical realm from which rational imagination trumps a collectively forged reality.
To each photograph, there is a draw; a pull so unique and ambiguous that it forcibly inhabits the viewer. By calmly possessing a multitude of undertones, each piece spawns an absorbing confluence of introspection. This curious, lingering effect leads to an inquiry into a suddenly self-conscious foundation – a moral amnesia from wherein all preconceived foundations are stripped.
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