I am a visual storyteller, explaining personal experiences through verbal and visual language. Much of my practice deals with socio-economic, racial, and gender-based issues, particularly those relating to cultural misconceptions and the development of personal identity. My distinctive perspective has grown through residing in nine different cities throughout my lifetime, mostly in the southeastern, midwestern, and southwestern United States.
Although trained as a graphic designer, my artwork often crosses multiple media, including typography, illustration, writing, fiber and materials, and book arts. I share and encourage such art making as an Assistant Professor of Art at UNLV and through my design business and blog, Design Kettle (designkettle.com). My work is included in the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection in Chicago and has received awards from the Caxton Club, the College Book Arts Association and Arion Press.