I am a printmaker living and working in Austin, Texas. My work is informed and inspired by the myth, culture, and traditional arts of the lands of my heritage: the American South and Eastern Europe.
I create fantastical characters and use them as a means to explore ideas of the bittersweet moments of human interaction.
I wrap these characters within worlds of magical realism that evoke a history and culture that could be found in folklore or fairytales, both of which are a big inspiration for me.
More recently I have been exploring ideas of memory and burden, and ideas of sin and redemption.
I am currently working on a series of eight 3 x 5 Â˝ foot hand-carved woodcuts titled "The Villagers: Carrying Things from Home.â€ť Iâ€™m using these Villagers as a way to depict the intention and accountability of oneâ€™s actions and carrying the burden of those actionsâ€™ consequences. I am currently co-publishing the series with Flatbed Press in Austin, Texas.