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Artist ID: 2479

Life is like leaves on the water pushed by the wind and pulled by the current. Many times, we can get caught up in our human experience and try to resist the flow of the moment OR we might focus on our destination rather than the present moment of the journey at hand. My photography practice allows me to surrender and enjoy my journey, to be mindful of my everyday experiences. Each day and each moment of the day brings new opportunities for me to engage with the beauty in my everyday surroundings. I consider my photographic work to be an extension of my contemplative and spiritual practices. In a single moment, I can capture the transient and ephemeral, yet, timeless experiences that compose my life story. While all life may be impermanent and fleeting, there is something universal about recognizing the beauty around us, even the beauty of a rusting vehicle, broken concrete along a shoreline, or a crow perched by a knotted rope.

I graduated in May of 2015 from Florida State University with a Master’s in the History and Criticism of Art with a focus in the Visual Cultures of the Americas. I have been teaching at Chipola College since the fall of 2015. Currently, I work as a Quality Matters & Online Course Development Coordinator and an Adjunct Instructor for Chipola College. The courses I teach include Art Appreciation, Art History I, and Art History II. I currently live in Lynn Haven, FL, with my husband and our three cats, Lillie, Gidget, and Orion.
I am also an award-winning nationally recognized artist specializing in the mediums of acrylic, assemblage, colored pencils, and photography. Some of my paintings were featured as part of a 2007 Kraft Foods Wheat Thins campaign, while some of my more recent photographs have been published by Space.com and the News-Herald. I regularly participate in local art and photography exhibitions and events. Below, you can see samples of my more recent photographs, one of my painted assemblages, and several of my other smaller colored pencil and acrylic works.

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