We are so much more than what can be seen in a first glance, so much deeper, more hopeful. Using subjects that could easily be overlooked and considered dismissible I endeavor to bring light to the idea that beauty can be found anywhere, in anyone. A discarded pile of rubbish that has accumulated in a corner is a metaphor for a person who feels rejected by society. They are in fact much deeper - an accumulation of experiences, ideas and feelings - and are no less beautiful than those that walk past them. I often experiment with splicing together variations of images and altering colors to demonstrate how easily our perception of things can shift and change. In an instant a situation can go from hopeless to full of promise. Too often we focus on the moment we are in and can’t see the hope that lies beyond circumstances. I strive to persuade the viewer to look a little longer and notice the beauty that may be lying beneath the surface and the hope that is just ahead.
CURRENT SHOWS “2022 Artists Who Teach,”Ellington-White Contemporary, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC. National Juried Exhibition. September- November 2022. “The Grandeur of Color 2022,”Modern Visual Arts Gallery, Bethlehem, PA. National Juried Exhibition. October 2022.
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