Year of birth: 1989
City: raised and residing in Carbondale, IL
Education: will recieve BFA in May 2012 from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
first showing in St. Louis: featured in juried show “Memory” in Art St. Louis
received excellence award in “Memory”
My work over the past year has been inspired by rediscovered objects of my childhood. On an occasion when I was admiring my old ballerina music box and little toy bunnies, I noticed myself in the music box mirror- my gaze seemed so odd juxtaposed with the sweet little mementos I was holding. I wanted to recreate a feeling of past and present, childhood nostalgia and uneasiness confronting one another.