"[There’s] the Jungian idea that there’s a personal subconscious and a collective subconscious. There are all sorts of things going on in our heads that may pop out at any time. It might be from your own subconscious or it might be from the collective subconscious. It might be some new take on an archetype, or from one’s dreams." - Edward Gorey, 1994

:: My assemblage art reflects upon the  human experience: rites of passage; the definition of home, place and belonging; social issues; and the essence of change. I primarily create in wood and metal materials I’ve collected from estate sales and flea markets. Old tools whose function are obsolete are a favorite starting point. Often the components guide me as the piece evolves. Materials, rhythms, colors, and shapes make suggestions.

:: Originally possessing a degree in design and art history from Kent State University,
I have come back to making art as a means of expressing my journey through widowhood and resolving trauma from working in healthcare. My art often explores human experiences such as birth and death, sexual and domestic abuse, the loss of a child,
and mental illness.

:: These mystical, talismanic assemblages interact with the ambient light to cast shifting shadows inside the boxes themselves as well as create shadowplay
on the wall on which they are hung.

:: My hope is that you will feel mystified, pulled in, and inexplicably intrigued as you, the viewer, free-associate with these collections of objects and attach your personal meanings or stories to them, based on your own personal unconscious. Allow their shrine-like, totemistic symbology to open conversations within yourself or with others.
:: The Aura of Assemblage. Standing Rock Cultural Center, Kent, Ohio. Jan 15 – Feb 12. 2022.
:: The Aura of Assemblage II. BOX Gallery, Summit Artspace, Akron, Ohio. January 13 – February 11, 2023. 
:: 2021 WATERLOO ARTS EXHIBITION. Waterloo Arts Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio. September 2021.
:: BRICOLAGE Annual Exhibition. Stella’s Art Gallery, Willoughby, Ohio. December, 2021.
:: 18th Annual FRESH 2022 Exhibition. Summit Artspace, Akron, Ohio. Jan. 16 – March 26, 2022.
:: CREATING DURING CHANGE. Cleveland Print Room, Cleveland, Ohio. June 11 – July 9, 2022.
:: 76th OHIO ANNUAL EXHIBITION.  Zanesville Art Museum, Zanesville,  Ohio. June 23 – Sept. 9. 2022.
:: SIZE MATTERS. Stella’s Art Gallery, Willoughby, Ohio. July 8 - August 7, 2022.
:: AKRON ARTS EXPO.  Hardesty Park, Akron,  Ohio. July 23 – July 24, 2022.
:: VALLEY ART CENTER 51st ANNUAL EXHIBIT.  Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls,  Ohio. Nov. 4 – December 14, 2022.
:: KALEIDOSCOPE.  Summit Artspace, Akron, Ohio. October 7 – December 17, 2022.
:: 19th Annual FRESH 2023 Exhibition. Summit Artspace, Akron, Ohio. Jan. 13 – March 18, 2023.
:: ARTISTS OF RUBBER CITY JURIED EXHIBITION. Summit Artspace, Akron, Ohio. April 7 – June 17, 2023.
:: 22nd Annual Environmental Art Show. Standing Rock Cultural Center, Kent, Ohio. April 16 – May 28. 2022.
:: FIVE. Troppus Projects, Kent, Ohio. June 2022.
:: Artists of Rubber City Members Show, Summit Artspace, Akron, Ohio. 2023.
:: Heights Arts Members Show, Cleveland Heights, Ohio. 2023.
:: Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio. March 23 - May 5, 2023.

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