I grew up in a DIY/ “maker” household, facilitated by my parents’ science and mathematics backgrounds, where everyone was constantly working on elaborate creative and technical projects. From a young age I was literally surrounded by tools and projects; immersed in learning construction, woodworking, automotive technology, computer programming, dentistry, plumbing, electronics, sewing and welding skills. While I never became really proficient in these (other than being able to properly brush & floss!), the craftsmanship and scientific inquiry skills stuck. Always captivated by nature, I spent many whimsical hours exploring and creating adventure stories in the swamps and sugar cane fields near our Houma, LA home. As a teenager, anxiety, depression and my interest in challenging social norms chaotically influenced my expressions. Through my studies in Fine Arts I began formally and conceptually considering these experiences, applying it all to my developing art practice. Since earning my B.F.A. in 2004 I’ve continued utilizing this foundation to realize a range of multi-disciplinary creative ventures. In recent years I’ve become committed to the practice of whole-person wellness, finally coming to terms with the reality that diet and exercise are key (duh!) to optimal mind + body + spirit harmony. My digital and visual art projects have received grants from National Endowment for the Arts, Louisiana Division of the Arts, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation and the Houma Convention and Visitors Bureau. I’m currently enjoying life as a Mother/Artist/ Yogi/Naturalist/Educator with my family in New Orleans.
Here’s my resumé.