A loose screw falls from a car. A plastic bottle cap is dropped on the sidewalk. A soap box is thrown into the recycling bin. I collect these things — the residue of products, of daily life. I look for new value and possibility in these small found (lost, discarded, forgotten) objects, beyond that of their manufactured intentions. I reimagine them as characters, tools, subjects of painting and heroes of stop motion animations. I find beauty in them. Through a multi-media practice, I mediate our experience with ubiquitous but overlooked objects.
I hold an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, and currently live and work in Austin, Texas where I am co-founder of the online art class platform, The Art Local.