I use my work as a way of understanding and interacting with the world around me. My work explores ideas of psychology, the curiosities of human nature and the beauty of all living things. I am fascinated with people and why they do the things they do. Additionally, I am very interested in the idea of perception. What the individual sees as reality in comparison to what is seen by those around them. This idea is translated into my work through the use of interior and exterior spaces in order to create both an internal and external reality for the viewer.
The process of working with hot glass is very influential in my work. The flow and movement of the material in it's working state often inspires the forms that I use. I enjoy using found objects because it adds an element of spontaneity and fate that mimics the random connectedness between everyone and everything. My work is a playful approach to understanding the world we live in.

Work Experience

Chrysler Museum Of Art Glass Studio

Studio Assistant

May 2013 - Present Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Henry Ford Museum

Assistant Glassblower

April 2012 - May 2013 Dearborn, Michigan, United States

Michigan Hot Glass

Studio Assistant

June 2011 - May 2012 Detroit, Michigan, United States

Education

College For Creative Studies

Bachelor of Fine Arts

September 2010 - Present Detroit, Michigan, United States

Pilchuck Glass School

Summer Intensive

May 2012 - June 2012 Stanwood, Washington, United States

Oxbow School Of Art

Summer Intensive

July 2011 - August 2011 Saugatuck, Michigan, United States

Awards

College For Creative Studies

Karning Dabanian Memorial Award

2013

College For Creative Studies

Alumni Scholarship

2013

Pilchuck Glass School

Partner Scholarship

2012

Oxbow School Of Art

Partner Scholarship

2011

College For Creative Studies

Merit Scholarship

2010