:: 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.
:: EXHIBITIONS ::
PAST SOLO EXHIBITIONS
:: The Aura of Assemblage. Standing Rock Cultural Center, Kent, Ohio. Jan 15 – Feb 12. 2022.
PAST JURIED EXHIBITIONS
:: 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.
:: 22nd Annual Environmental Art Show. Standing Rock Cultural Center, Kent, Ohio. April 16 – May 28. 2022.
:: FIVE. Troppus Projects, Kent, Ohio. June – June 24, 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.

UPCOMING
:: Solo Exhibit: The Aura of Assemblage II. The BOX Gallery, Summit Artspace, Akron, Ohio.
   January 13 – February 11, 2023.
   (Artist talk Saturday, January 28, 3 pm in front of gallery).
:: 19th Annual FRESH 2023 Exhibition. Summit Artspace, Akron, Ohio. Jan. 13 – March 18, 2023.

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