Artist Statement

Words fail to adequately express what it’s like going through life in the wrong body. The turbulence of confusion, desperation, fear, and isolation creates a sustained trauma from which there is little escape. It’s a deprivation of self whose fracture is best depicted visually. Through photography, collage, and mixed media, I seek to better understand the truths about myself and the world. And to be understood.

Gazing into the lens of my own life’s complexities, I am exploring iconic imagery rooted in our conscience collective to reveal a history of double standards, hidden curricula, systematic microaggressions, embedded stereotypes, and profound groupthink about gender identity, expression, and expectation – from every side. And the journey to gather and assemble the reclaimed pieces of one’s life.

Group Exhibitions

2019 | Personal Narrative, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Juried by Ralph Hassenpflug
2019 | Depth of Field, United Arts Council, Raleigh, NC, Juried by VAE
2019 | Art of the Image ’19, Art in Bloom Gallery, Wilmington, NC, Juried by Beth Handler Riebe
2019 | Member Exhibit, Sweet Nectar Gallery, Leland, NC, Juried by Cape Fear Camera Club
2019 | CFCC Art Show, Wilma W. Daniels Gallery, Wilmington, NC, Juried by Pamela Wallace Toll