“Change is familiar, while routine is foreign ground. Most people would instinctively reverse this conclusion, but I stand by it. As a daughter of a United States Marine, consistency has never been relative to my life, which is why it’s so heavily pronounced in my work. By portraying the faces of my friends, family, and meaningful objects, I search for solidarity amidst the movement of my world. This concept is demonstrated through my brushstrokes. The gestural brushstrokes are representative of constant change, while the singular object, whether that be the face of my sister or a simple light-switch, is indicative of my search for stability.

In saying that, recently, my subject matter has placed a specific focus on portraiture. I strive to represent familiar faces, as well as small objects that speak a language that I am compelled to understand. I realize most people would argue that this idea of calling an object a portrait is unconventional, but to me, portraiture doesn’t have to mean human faces alone, rather, a portrait can be the face of an object, as well as a person, providing that specific item with as much care and importance as any human being.”