San Diego State University, 1995, BA Applied Design
I was born in Los Angeles in the 70s, raised in the surf and sand of Santa Monica Bay. I studied Textiles and Metalsmithing at San Diego State University, Installation and Painting at Santa Monica College, and Sculpture and Installation at Claremont Graduate University. Currently I am an Assistant Professor of Art at Compton College with an art studio at Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro.
My work centers around three general themes: transformation, absence, and the body. Living near the ocean has attuned me to the changing rhythm of the tide, sands, and winds. I attempt to capture this state of flux and shifting of environmental elements in my work as a metaphor for shifting of emotional and physical states. Abstraction is a necessity to depict these transitional states. I'm interested in boundaries and skin, inside/outside, becoming/unbecoming. Sculptures are made from vinyl stretched over foam and wood. Paintings are either oil or acrylic on canvas or burlap.