My artwork explores the human condition. Issues of identity, survival, gender, power, and codependency are addressed within depictions of the mundane moments in daily life. My interests in an eclectic mix of artist and issues are apparent in the work. These topics and people surface consciously and subconsciously while I am creating. The tableau images I create capture my psychological interpretation of reality. As someone with an active dream life, I am interested in finding connections between my awake and asleep lives.
I currently reside in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, working as Area Head and Associate Professor of Digital Arts at Southeast Missouri State University. Originally from Ohio, I received my BFA in 2D Art with a Concentration in Photography from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. I went on study at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, where I earned a MA in Digital Art, which I then transferred into a MFA in Photography and Digital Imaging. Before moving to Missouri, I was an adjunct professor at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. My photographs have been exhibited around the country and are held in private collections internationally.