Considering micro-moments saturated with multiple perspectives, my work transgresses the boundaries between contemporary art and documentary. Still and moving images invite viewers to linger and examine their own experience, positionality, and belief.
I teach in the Department of Art and Art History at Elon University, where my artworks make use of digital, photographic, and time-based studio techniques. Research and teaching are, for me, about people and the intrinsic value of their experiences. My work stems from my belief that human beings from all walks of life are important.
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The intersections between subjects that don't immediately appear to go together continually attract my interest.
These include the crashing together of academic disciplines who tend to work apart, places and people that embody the meeting points of cultural and individual identities, and the challenge and continual learning that comes from combining traditional and digital methods.
Hybridity has a magnetic pull, which might explain my work combining neuroscience with digital studio techniques. I use a intermedia and interdisciplinary approach, both in my own work and in the classroom.
My ongoing series Conversations and Confrontations follows autobiographical traces to explore modern day instances of oppression, dwelling upon the reality of multiple interpretations.
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11.5.13 - I'm gearing up for my upcoming artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center. Besides enjoying snowy Vermont in December, I'll be looking forward to delving into my new project integrating oral histories and big data into visual and audio based artwork.
10.11.13 Thrilled to announce that I'll be receiving a fellowship to attend the 2014 Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.
9.12.13 - Friends, I'll be reviewing and offering feedback on portfolios at the national Society of Photographic Education meeting in wonderful Baltimore (one of my favorite cities) this coming March 6-9, 2014. I hope to see you there!
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