artwork detail, in limbo installation  
Divide Divide Divide
Divide Thirst flowerbrickCO
Cloud Pattern Detail Screenprinted flowerbrick 1 TallVase
wesleyan exhibition memorial blue flowers
seven days  thumbnail image social benches  thumbnail image mirror number 3  thumbnail image  
contrived contemplation  thumbnail image in limbo installation detail  thumbnail image arrangement number 32  thumbnail image  
san diego state university exhibition view seven days variable vases  thumbnail image tug  thumbnail image  
untitled arrangement thumbnail image arrangement 35  thumbnail image touch  thumbnail image  

Artist Statement

My artwork aims to evoke empathetic understanding in the viewer and investigate the roles objects play in people’s communications with one another. Recently I have concentrated on the ways people use plants and plant forms to convey emotions.
The history of human-flower interaction, as well as the history of porcelain manufacture in Europe–both of which were propelled by cultural designations of value–figure prominently in my research. Historical and contemporary practices including Ikebana flower design, landscape or garden design and product packaging also influence my artwork.