Graduate portfolios

  • "Tree of Life Window," 10' x 9' leaded mouth-blown glass window. Fabricated with Emil Frei Stained Glass, 2009.
    "Tree of Life Window," 10' x 9' leaded mouth-blown glass window. Fabricated with Emil Frei Stained Glass, 2009.
  • "Landscape," graphite, 5" x 20". First of my Tree Series, wherein trees, roots, and horizon share a common framework.
    "Landscape," graphite, 5" x 20". First of my Tree Series, wherein trees, roots, and horizon share a common framework.
  • "Trees and Roots #1," intaglio, 5" x 5", 2008.
    "Trees and Roots #1," intaglio, 5" x 5", 2008.
  • "Trees and Roots #2," intaglio, 6" x 4", 2008.
    "Trees and Roots #2," intaglio, 6" x 4", 2008.
  • "Trees and Roots #3," intaglio, 6" x 3", 2008.
    "Trees and Roots #3," intaglio, 6" x 3", 2008.
  • "Trees and Roots #4," intaglio, 4¼" x 4¼", 2008.
    "Trees and Roots #4," intaglio, 4¼" x 4¼", 2008.
Statement 

Since receiving my BA in English from the University of Dallas in 2006, I have worked for Emil Frei Stained Glass in Saint Louis. I have spent the last three years restoring, cutting, and designing stained glass across the country with Emil Frei. When not working on projects for our clients, I continue to further my own art.

My work concerns the relationship between geometry and the natural form. I place natural images within a geometric framework, creating a harmony of forms. Composition is geometrical, and organic images break into abstraction. The slope of a hill, the twist in a twig; the angle at which a tree raises, where its branches extend, and where it has a knot—these details invite contemplation. My images are precise and deliberate: I combine realism with aberrations into the imaginative.