photo © Mia Owens Photography

It was underground, in the basement of the Nightingale House at Rhode Island School of Design, where my visual vocabulary began to form. The imagery I focus on today has its roots in the painting-language developed during those years. My work continues to present idolized figures, isolated bodies against dark or patterned backgrounds. These patterns are inspired by those found in textiles, nature, and personal narrative. The iconic quality of the focal imagery hearkens to the conception of each idea within my mind, a sudden light or point of stillness within the bustling mind.

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