I search to find the elegance, the humor, and the humanity in my everyday environment. I explore the ways people structure place and how, in turn, a place can shape a people. Looking at this interdependent relationship of place and identity - with a focus on landscape, domestic spaces, and vernacular culture - is the foundation of my artistic practice.
An acute awareness to the influence of place on identity developed as a direct result of my upbringing in the coalfields of Central Appalachia. This background in an area that is heavily stereotyped and otherwise constructed by the assumptions of both locals and outsiders has proven to be a formative presence in my life.
In the studio, I create compositions that catalogue, conflate, and distill images of the everyday. Primarily working within the disciplines of printmaking and drawing, I make images, installations, and books.