Artist Bio and Statement
I was in and out of the hospital a lot for various reasons when I was younger, and over the years I’ve learned to be a brave woman. My fondest memories from my childhood are playing with flashlights, water balloons, ribbon and yarn, brushing my really long wavy hair, and getting long fake hair from my sisters at Christmas. My best friend in elementary school was a class pet rat, named Winn-Dixie. He was all white, and he would hang out on my desk and he never wiggled around too much or bit me; he was a good and stable rat. The memories from my childhood now inspire me to make art. These memories are now the focus of my work - mice, rats, hamsters, spicy foods, Christmas lights, and long hair. To make my art look happy I use colors that are bold and bright. I find inspiration from meeting new people, taking trips to PetsMart, my favorite movie “Mouse Hunt,” people with long hair, and Jesus. I believe that making art and being good will help me feel closer to heaven and Jesus.
2019 Would You Love Me as a Pet, Soulard Art Gallery, St. Louis MO
Recent Works by the Artists at Fine Line Studios, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis MO
2018 Ceramics Exhibit, Lewis and Clark Branch Library, St. Louis MO
2017 Reclaim, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis MO
Inside Insight, Good Shepherd Gallery, Ferguson MO
2015 Director’s Creativity Showcase, Missouri Mental Health Foundation, Jefferson City MO