Purpose of my artwork:
Places on Earth are uniquely defined by their physical, social, and cultural contexts. My work seeks to capture these unique qualities and bring them to life. My skills as a designer are multi-disciplinary in both art and architecture and I am passionately dedicated to improving the built environment for humanity through art. My work fosters stronger communities by connecting people socially, spiritually, and intellectually.
My passion for the built environment is complimented by my fascinations with nature. I am a skilled observer and have a great appreciation for the wholeness of nature and the harmony of its patterns. If you study my work carefully, you will notice that similar to nature, there is a purity of form and a complimentary relationship of the parts to the whole.
My work is interwoven into the spirit of a place both physically and emotionally. It is ingrained into the story and highlights the splendor that surrounds it. It brings awareness to the invisible weave of culture, engages the senses, and harmonizes the coming together of the natural vs the built.
Bachelor of Architecture – Penn State University - 2004
From 2004-2011, I worked with architectural design teams on theaters, performing art centers, and healthcare projects. From 2011-2016, I worked on public art projects full-time in collaboration with international artist, Ed Carpenter while also pursuing opportunities of my own. I have been a full time artist for three years and have been awarded multiple six-figure art contracts within this time. I work with highly qualified consultants throughout my process, produce all shop drawings for sculpture fabrication, and am a one-stop shop from concept design through installation.