Much of my work stems from an empathic attitude toward other—especially non-human—living beings and a belief in sustainable, cyclical systems.
I’m an artist and an assistant professor of art at Truman State University where I teach printmaking, drawing, and liberal studies courses. My work explores the relationships that exist among humans, animals, and ecosystems, particularly in terms of the food chain, raw materials, and the human tendency to exert control over natural systems. My art considers existential quandaries such as what it means to be a human today, how we can live in the world responsibly, and what our obligation is to do so. As a multimedia artist, I question anthropocentric viewpoints and interpret the manmade environment primarily through print, drawing, and installation.