Classes and Events

Nov
2
Sat
Solo Art Exhibit: INKLINGS @ Octagon Center for the Arts
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm
Solo Art Exhibit: INKLINGS @ Octagon Center for the Arts

Come see my work displayed at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames:
November 2 – November 30 | Small Wall Gallery, 3rd Floor

Octagon reception for all current shows: Friday, November 8, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join me for a special presentation of works and words: Chromophilia: Thursday, November 14, 6:00 p.m. at the Octagon

Artist Statement:
I think of these works as inklings, for their humble beginnings as tiny ink doodles, and for those small, nagging ideas, fears, and behaviors that have the power to become reality – whether beautiful or monstrous in their realization. 

The earliest works date back to 1996, when my mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease. They represent the management of multiple internal struggles – first with my own body image and the desire to find perfection within asymmetrical, writhing color; then the quest to contain my body and mind as my mother slowly began losing control over hers.

My practice is sometimes an inquiry into the interaction and display of bodies – as physical forms, printable images, philosophical constructs; as patterns, collections; recognizable or hidden and refigured.  Through transition from one form or material to another, I can define new bodies to explore concepts of inscription, concealment, authenticity, illusion, and decay in a carefully sutured experience where nothing is as it seems. Other times, I paint simply to release – a wordless outpouring of thought and emotion.

Ultimately, everything I make echoes that first movement of ink on paper. My time spent with that writhing color is sacred, laborious, my personal visual expression at its core, in its purest, most honest form. It is a dance in two dimensions – movement controlled, contained, and preserved.

I hope you enjoy.

Nov
4
Mon
Solo Art Exhibit: INKLINGS @ Octagon Center for the Arts
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm
Solo Art Exhibit: INKLINGS @ Octagon Center for the Arts

Come see my work displayed at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames:
November 2 – November 30 | Small Wall Gallery, 3rd Floor

Octagon reception for all current shows: Friday, November 8, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join me for a special presentation of works and words: Chromophilia: Thursday, November 14, 6:00 p.m. at the Octagon

Artist Statement:
I think of these works as inklings, for their humble beginnings as tiny ink doodles, and for those small, nagging ideas, fears, and behaviors that have the power to become reality – whether beautiful or monstrous in their realization. 

The earliest works date back to 1996, when my mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease. They represent the management of multiple internal struggles – first with my own body image and the desire to find perfection within asymmetrical, writhing color; then the quest to contain my body and mind as my mother slowly began losing control over hers.

My practice is sometimes an inquiry into the interaction and display of bodies – as physical forms, printable images, philosophical constructs; as patterns, collections; recognizable or hidden and refigured.  Through transition from one form or material to another, I can define new bodies to explore concepts of inscription, concealment, authenticity, illusion, and decay in a carefully sutured experience where nothing is as it seems. Other times, I paint simply to release – a wordless outpouring of thought and emotion.

Ultimately, everything I make echoes that first movement of ink on paper. My time spent with that writhing color is sacred, laborious, my personal visual expression at its core, in its purest, most honest form. It is a dance in two dimensions – movement controlled, contained, and preserved.

I hope you enjoy.

Nov
5
Tue
Solo Art Exhibit: INKLINGS @ Octagon Center for the Arts
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm
Solo Art Exhibit: INKLINGS @ Octagon Center for the Arts

Come see my work displayed at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames:
November 2 – November 30 | Small Wall Gallery, 3rd Floor

Octagon reception for all current shows: Friday, November 8, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join me for a special presentation of works and words: Chromophilia: Thursday, November 14, 6:00 p.m. at the Octagon

Artist Statement:
I think of these works as inklings, for their humble beginnings as tiny ink doodles, and for those small, nagging ideas, fears, and behaviors that have the power to become reality – whether beautiful or monstrous in their realization. 

The earliest works date back to 1996, when my mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease. They represent the management of multiple internal struggles – first with my own body image and the desire to find perfection within asymmetrical, writhing color; then the quest to contain my body and mind as my mother slowly began losing control over hers.

My practice is sometimes an inquiry into the interaction and display of bodies – as physical forms, printable images, philosophical constructs; as patterns, collections; recognizable or hidden and refigured.  Through transition from one form or material to another, I can define new bodies to explore concepts of inscription, concealment, authenticity, illusion, and decay in a carefully sutured experience where nothing is as it seems. Other times, I paint simply to release – a wordless outpouring of thought and emotion.

Ultimately, everything I make echoes that first movement of ink on paper. My time spent with that writhing color is sacred, laborious, my personal visual expression at its core, in its purest, most honest form. It is a dance in two dimensions – movement controlled, contained, and preserved.

I hope you enjoy.

Nov
6
Wed
Solo Art Exhibit: INKLINGS @ Octagon Center for the Arts
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm
Solo Art Exhibit: INKLINGS @ Octagon Center for the Arts

Come see my work displayed at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames:
November 2 – November 30 | Small Wall Gallery, 3rd Floor

Octagon reception for all current shows: Friday, November 8, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join me for a special presentation of works and words: Chromophilia: Thursday, November 14, 6:00 p.m. at the Octagon

Artist Statement:
I think of these works as inklings, for their humble beginnings as tiny ink doodles, and for those small, nagging ideas, fears, and behaviors that have the power to become reality – whether beautiful or monstrous in their realization. 

The earliest works date back to 1996, when my mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease. They represent the management of multiple internal struggles – first with my own body image and the desire to find perfection within asymmetrical, writhing color; then the quest to contain my body and mind as my mother slowly began losing control over hers.

My practice is sometimes an inquiry into the interaction and display of bodies – as physical forms, printable images, philosophical constructs; as patterns, collections; recognizable or hidden and refigured.  Through transition from one form or material to another, I can define new bodies to explore concepts of inscription, concealment, authenticity, illusion, and decay in a carefully sutured experience where nothing is as it seems. Other times, I paint simply to release – a wordless outpouring of thought and emotion.

Ultimately, everything I make echoes that first movement of ink on paper. My time spent with that writhing color is sacred, laborious, my personal visual expression at its core, in its purest, most honest form. It is a dance in two dimensions – movement controlled, contained, and preserved.

I hope you enjoy.

Nov
7
Thu
Solo Art Exhibit: INKLINGS @ Octagon Center for the Arts
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm
Solo Art Exhibit: INKLINGS @ Octagon Center for the Arts

Come see my work displayed at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames:
November 2 – November 30 | Small Wall Gallery, 3rd Floor

Octagon reception for all current shows: Friday, November 8, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join me for a special presentation of works and words: Chromophilia: Thursday, November 14, 6:00 p.m. at the Octagon

Artist Statement:
I think of these works as inklings, for their humble beginnings as tiny ink doodles, and for those small, nagging ideas, fears, and behaviors that have the power to become reality – whether beautiful or monstrous in their realization. 

The earliest works date back to 1996, when my mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease. They represent the management of multiple internal struggles – first with my own body image and the desire to find perfection within asymmetrical, writhing color; then the quest to contain my body and mind as my mother slowly began losing control over hers.

My practice is sometimes an inquiry into the interaction and display of bodies – as physical forms, printable images, philosophical constructs; as patterns, collections; recognizable or hidden and refigured.  Through transition from one form or material to another, I can define new bodies to explore concepts of inscription, concealment, authenticity, illusion, and decay in a carefully sutured experience where nothing is as it seems. Other times, I paint simply to release – a wordless outpouring of thought and emotion.

Ultimately, everything I make echoes that first movement of ink on paper. My time spent with that writhing color is sacred, laborious, my personal visual expression at its core, in its purest, most honest form. It is a dance in two dimensions – movement controlled, contained, and preserved.

I hope you enjoy.

Nov
8
Fri
Solo Art Exhibit: INKLINGS @ Octagon Center for the Arts
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm
Solo Art Exhibit: INKLINGS @ Octagon Center for the Arts

Come see my work displayed at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames:
November 2 – November 30 | Small Wall Gallery, 3rd Floor

Octagon reception for all current shows: Friday, November 8, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join me for a special presentation of works and words: Chromophilia: Thursday, November 14, 6:00 p.m. at the Octagon

Artist Statement:
I think of these works as inklings, for their humble beginnings as tiny ink doodles, and for those small, nagging ideas, fears, and behaviors that have the power to become reality – whether beautiful or monstrous in their realization. 

The earliest works date back to 1996, when my mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease. They represent the management of multiple internal struggles – first with my own body image and the desire to find perfection within asymmetrical, writhing color; then the quest to contain my body and mind as my mother slowly began losing control over hers.

My practice is sometimes an inquiry into the interaction and display of bodies – as physical forms, printable images, philosophical constructs; as patterns, collections; recognizable or hidden and refigured.  Through transition from one form or material to another, I can define new bodies to explore concepts of inscription, concealment, authenticity, illusion, and decay in a carefully sutured experience where nothing is as it seems. Other times, I paint simply to release – a wordless outpouring of thought and emotion.

Ultimately, everything I make echoes that first movement of ink on paper. My time spent with that writhing color is sacred, laborious, my personal visual expression at its core, in its purest, most honest form. It is a dance in two dimensions – movement controlled, contained, and preserved.

I hope you enjoy.

Nov
9
Sat
Solo Art Exhibit: INKLINGS @ Octagon Center for the Arts
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm
Solo Art Exhibit: INKLINGS @ Octagon Center for the Arts

Come see my work displayed at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames:
November 2 – November 30 | Small Wall Gallery, 3rd Floor

Octagon reception for all current shows: Friday, November 8, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join me for a special presentation of works and words: Chromophilia: Thursday, November 14, 6:00 p.m. at the Octagon

Artist Statement:
I think of these works as inklings, for their humble beginnings as tiny ink doodles, and for those small, nagging ideas, fears, and behaviors that have the power to become reality – whether beautiful or monstrous in their realization. 

The earliest works date back to 1996, when my mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease. They represent the management of multiple internal struggles – first with my own body image and the desire to find perfection within asymmetrical, writhing color; then the quest to contain my body and mind as my mother slowly began losing control over hers.

My practice is sometimes an inquiry into the interaction and display of bodies – as physical forms, printable images, philosophical constructs; as patterns, collections; recognizable or hidden and refigured.  Through transition from one form or material to another, I can define new bodies to explore concepts of inscription, concealment, authenticity, illusion, and decay in a carefully sutured experience where nothing is as it seems. Other times, I paint simply to release – a wordless outpouring of thought and emotion.

Ultimately, everything I make echoes that first movement of ink on paper. My time spent with that writhing color is sacred, laborious, my personal visual expression at its core, in its purest, most honest form. It is a dance in two dimensions – movement controlled, contained, and preserved.

I hope you enjoy.

Nov
11
Mon
Solo Art Exhibit: INKLINGS @ Octagon Center for the Arts
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm
Solo Art Exhibit: INKLINGS @ Octagon Center for the Arts

Come see my work displayed at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames:
November 2 – November 30 | Small Wall Gallery, 3rd Floor

Octagon reception for all current shows: Friday, November 8, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join me for a special presentation of works and words: Chromophilia: Thursday, November 14, 6:00 p.m. at the Octagon

Artist Statement:
I think of these works as inklings, for their humble beginnings as tiny ink doodles, and for those small, nagging ideas, fears, and behaviors that have the power to become reality – whether beautiful or monstrous in their realization. 

The earliest works date back to 1996, when my mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease. They represent the management of multiple internal struggles – first with my own body image and the desire to find perfection within asymmetrical, writhing color; then the quest to contain my body and mind as my mother slowly began losing control over hers.

My practice is sometimes an inquiry into the interaction and display of bodies – as physical forms, printable images, philosophical constructs; as patterns, collections; recognizable or hidden and refigured.  Through transition from one form or material to another, I can define new bodies to explore concepts of inscription, concealment, authenticity, illusion, and decay in a carefully sutured experience where nothing is as it seems. Other times, I paint simply to release – a wordless outpouring of thought and emotion.

Ultimately, everything I make echoes that first movement of ink on paper. My time spent with that writhing color is sacred, laborious, my personal visual expression at its core, in its purest, most honest form. It is a dance in two dimensions – movement controlled, contained, and preserved.

I hope you enjoy.

Nov
12
Tue
Solo Art Exhibit: INKLINGS @ Octagon Center for the Arts
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm
Solo Art Exhibit: INKLINGS @ Octagon Center for the Arts

Come see my work displayed at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames:
November 2 – November 30 | Small Wall Gallery, 3rd Floor

Octagon reception for all current shows: Friday, November 8, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join me for a special presentation of works and words: Chromophilia: Thursday, November 14, 6:00 p.m. at the Octagon

Artist Statement:
I think of these works as inklings, for their humble beginnings as tiny ink doodles, and for those small, nagging ideas, fears, and behaviors that have the power to become reality – whether beautiful or monstrous in their realization. 

The earliest works date back to 1996, when my mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease. They represent the management of multiple internal struggles – first with my own body image and the desire to find perfection within asymmetrical, writhing color; then the quest to contain my body and mind as my mother slowly began losing control over hers.

My practice is sometimes an inquiry into the interaction and display of bodies – as physical forms, printable images, philosophical constructs; as patterns, collections; recognizable or hidden and refigured.  Through transition from one form or material to another, I can define new bodies to explore concepts of inscription, concealment, authenticity, illusion, and decay in a carefully sutured experience where nothing is as it seems. Other times, I paint simply to release – a wordless outpouring of thought and emotion.

Ultimately, everything I make echoes that first movement of ink on paper. My time spent with that writhing color is sacred, laborious, my personal visual expression at its core, in its purest, most honest form. It is a dance in two dimensions – movement controlled, contained, and preserved.

I hope you enjoy.

Nov
13
Wed
Solo Art Exhibit: INKLINGS @ Octagon Center for the Arts
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm
Solo Art Exhibit: INKLINGS @ Octagon Center for the Arts

Come see my work displayed at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames:
November 2 – November 30 | Small Wall Gallery, 3rd Floor

Octagon reception for all current shows: Friday, November 8, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join me for a special presentation of works and words: Chromophilia: Thursday, November 14, 6:00 p.m. at the Octagon

Artist Statement:
I think of these works as inklings, for their humble beginnings as tiny ink doodles, and for those small, nagging ideas, fears, and behaviors that have the power to become reality – whether beautiful or monstrous in their realization. 

The earliest works date back to 1996, when my mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease. They represent the management of multiple internal struggles – first with my own body image and the desire to find perfection within asymmetrical, writhing color; then the quest to contain my body and mind as my mother slowly began losing control over hers.

My practice is sometimes an inquiry into the interaction and display of bodies – as physical forms, printable images, philosophical constructs; as patterns, collections; recognizable or hidden and refigured.  Through transition from one form or material to another, I can define new bodies to explore concepts of inscription, concealment, authenticity, illusion, and decay in a carefully sutured experience where nothing is as it seems. Other times, I paint simply to release – a wordless outpouring of thought and emotion.

Ultimately, everything I make echoes that first movement of ink on paper. My time spent with that writhing color is sacred, laborious, my personal visual expression at its core, in its purest, most honest form. It is a dance in two dimensions – movement controlled, contained, and preserved.

I hope you enjoy.