I am a writer, reader, artist, filmmaker, sewer, adventurer, friend, sister, daughter, person.
In the woods is where I feel most like myself, shaded by a canape of leaves and surrounded by the great figures of trees, oak, white pine, all kinds. By my side or somewhere up ahead is the jingling of my dog’s collar. The separation between me, my dog, and the trees feels non existent in those moments.
At the center of what I make is my desire to understand where my feet are on this earth, whether in the forest, the lake, the mountains, or the park down the street, and how that connects to my relationship with my own body. I strive to understand the facets of care, courage, gratefulness, and comfort offered by the places we inhabit.
Soft-bodied cartoonish characters, small and large, gentle atmospheric watercolors, and woven, rushing graphite lines set the scene in my work. These modern legends of caring, of reciprocity, of place and identity, manifest in illustrative paintings and short animated films, both recalling childhood bedtime stories, playful and inviting. In the end, all I want to say with these bright and layered works is: Once upon a time, there was a sun in the universe and we all got to share its warmth for a moment.