I want to capture what is beautiful, what is meaningful, what is fleeting and what is taken for granted.
In art and writing I explore those sweet and bitter moments that force me to draw breath long enough to keep looking, to keep trying and to keep reaching for them over and over again. When I think of beautiful I think of the spectrum of images, moments and feelings that take my breath away. We live surrounded by images of hyper realized beauty that is often gloss and retouch. But this isn’t all of what beauty is. Beauty is symmetry as well as asymmetry. Dissonance and harmony. What it does for us is to cause us to aspire and inspire. And there is also beauty in ugliness. My work is an exploration of this spectrum as well as a journey to articulate what I see.
My mediums are fiction, watercolor and acrylic.
I was born into a California household suffused with art, folklore and curiosity. My work is threaded through with the stuff of dreaming worlds infused with the energies of magic, love, tenacity and boundless curiosity.
During the early to mid 2000s, I created and developed a fan site covering Paz Lenchantin, Big Milk and Camerata Tango as well as operating a personal portfolio website. Bits and pieces of my work from the early 2000s are available here. I studied Anthropology, English, Art and Multimedia at Santa Barbara City College and UCSB. My BA is in Anthropology from UCSB.