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I have always made things.  Growing up in a small New England town I spent my time constructing things from articles I collected on my journeys and forages. From elaborate forts to simple objects, I would immerse myself in the process. Plans would be made, pictures drawn, materials gathered. When it was over I would start on a newproject.  As I got older these endeavors became more elaborate, requiring me to sneak into my father’s workshopto use his tools. This love of process never left me, instead leading me to the Rhode Island School of Design where I studied sculpture. My time at RISD along with a year studying stone carving in Italy gave me the opportunity to forward my ideas and hone in my skills. In my studio I continue to learn and expand my vocabulary of materials and process.     

My work is often a whimsical take on observations of flora and fauna that inspire me on a daily basis. Whether playful narratives or curious abstractions, I hope to ignite the viewers interest and make them more aware of their natural surroundings leading to a deeper appreciation and care to tend and love the land we walk everyday.  

  

  I have been working and living in Atlanta for over twenty years, creating work for both public and private commissions.     

  

 

Exhibitions

2017-    "The Imaginary Zoo", Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Springs GA

2016-   “La Grange Southeast Regional”,juried group show, La Grange Art Museum, 

               La Grange GA

             "Maximum Craft", group show, Signature Gallery , Atlanta GA

2012-  " Night Birds", solo show , Signature Gallery , Atlanta GA

             “Chicks”, group show, The Bascom , Highlands, NC

2011-  “Wood Work” Wood as an Art Form in painting, sculpture, and woodturning,

            curated group show, Gallery Walk Terminus, Atlanta GA

2010- “American Craft Today” , group show juried by Carol Sauvion, 

             The Bascom, Highlands , NC

             “N. E. W. Show” , juried group show, VAE Gallery, Raleigh, NC

             "Sculptrue on the Green" , A biennial invitational outdoor sculpture show; 

            Cashiers , NC

            "Art in the Open" , A biennial juried outdoor sculpture show; 

            Sandy Springs, GA

2010-   “Birds and a few Bees”, group show curated by Marianne Lambert ;

             Swan Coach House Gallery ; Atlanta GA

2009-   “Nest”, solo show , Signature Gallery,Atlanta GA

1998 - “Room With A View”, group show, Right Brain Art Gallery; Atlanta, GA

1998-  “Nine Artists, group show, Starnes Gallery: Atlanta, GA

1997-  “Trees”, juried group show, Quinlan Visual Art Center: Gainesville, GA

1997 -  “RISD Alumni exhibition”, group show, Fishbone Gallery: Atlanta, GA

1996 -  “Old Traditions, New Ideas”, juried group show, Braithwaite Art Gallery

             Southern Utah University

 

Commissions & Awards

2016  Artist in Residence, Wilderness Workshop. Aspen CO

2016   Purchase Award, La Grange Art Museum, La Grange GA

2014  Commisioned by Fulton County Arts to create a series of sculptures for the

           East Roswell Library 

2011   Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT

2010   Fellowship from the Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA

2003 Commissioned by the Memphis Arts Council to create a number of      

           sculptures for The Holmes Road  Elementart School. Sculptures were                 

            installed in the school’s  courtyard with the involvement of the students 

           being a key element.

2000   Commissioned by the Fulton County Arts Council to work with elementary 

            school  students to create a  series of public pieces for the school and area 

           cityparks. The sculptures became 3-D illustrations of stories the students 

           and I wrote 

1999    Commissioned by the Atlanta Botanical Garden to carve a Greenman for  

             the Children’s garden.