I have been a woodworker for over 15 years. I come from a family of woodworkers, including my grandpa, dad, and uncle. My mom is a prolific artist and architect. I was encouraged to explore and develop my creativity and skill in art and woodwork from a young age.
I recently decided “to be an artist.” I have always gravitated to 3-D elements in my work. For example, I recently built a treehouse and I have also designed constructed a variety of storage solutions from wood. I have always been interested in space and how people feel in a space. My current art practice is to make collaborative pieces out of painted and engraved wood with Sydney Francis. We work together on the inspiration, design and execution of each artwork. Sydney and I also recently innovated some light boxes using layers of painted wood and LED lights framed in a box. The light boxes have layered and painted panels of wood with the lights nestled between each layer. In this way they are more like sculptures, rather than paintings, combining color, light, and space in the resulting art work.
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