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Artist ID: 2519

From storytelling to the beauty of nature my creativity comes from wonder and seeing the world as a whole. My love of nature and the beauty surrounding us as a country from the rocks out west to the sandy beaches of Florida. Clay allows me to emulate this beauty in my pieces. The raw areas in my pieces are just as important as the glazed areas. This grows in the storytelling I can do in a piece. I loved reading as a kid and continue to this day. From Tarzan of the Apes to Les Miserables a story can spark imagination and for me as a kid, my mind was always creating. Sometimes I look back to the past both mine and the world and tell those stories from a new perspective. The stories I tell with my art I want to be different depending on who views it. We all have a different history, a different story to tell and my art focuses on the stories I feel should be shared by me.

Born in Dothan, AL I graduated from Dothan High School in 2015. From there I went to Wallace Community College for my general studies and then Troy University to finish my Bachelor's Degree in Art Education. While at Troy I got into the Bellwethers Juried Exhibition for Collegiate Student Art. Only college students attending a two or four-year institution from states surrounding Tennessee (Including Tennessee) are eligible. My Installation piece was awarded 1st Place in 3D. From there I was selected as one of twenty-four collegiate Student Artists to participate in the Awaken Juried Exhibition. The exhibition focused on Religious Art and my Print of St. Augustine was selected to be part of the show at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Over my time at Troy, I participated in two Troy University Best of Exhibitions and was a part of their Global Travel Exhibition. Through my Professor Selection, my work was chosen to be a part of the Alabama Student Professor show at the Alabama Clay Conference two years in a row. In 2019 I also had the opportunity to be a part of the Gadsden Art Association 61st Annual Art Exhibition with my Sculpture Dying Beauty and my painting Meditation on the Mysteries. That same year Wallace Community College reached out and wanted to host a Solo Exhibition on my ceramic series Life Story. In 2020 I moved to Madison Alabama to teach art at James Clemens and Bob Jones. After the first year of COVID in 2021 two of my works were selected for the Huntsville Museum of Art Biennial Art Teacher Exhibition for Madison County. Most recently one of my sculptures has been selected to be a part of Decatur's Carnegie Art Center Embracing Art XX Juried Exhibition.

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