A Pennsylvania-based artist, I have a BFA in Communication Arts and MEQ from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and am certified to teach Art K-12. Aside from my art-related day job, as a photography teacher at the Tamaqua Area High School, I embrace art-making in many mediums. I fell in love with darkroom photography in college, and have explored darkroom, digital, and instant film photography. I have gleaned much knowledge throughout my experience with undergraduate schooling and graduate class work. Through my work in several mediums, I've discovered that the constant element through all of my work has been my love for re-purposing scraps and the spontaneous beauty and history that these scraps possess, as well as the process used to create imagery.
Sometimes the world is so beautiful and terrifying that I want to preserve it in me forever. I want to ingest it and own it and have it; control it. I’m greedy for it. When I work I try to see the world anew, reinventing it, and starting the cracks that shift our perception of our world, in intimate and expansive contexts.
This work documents my unsavory and infamous response to an a mail art collaboration that lead to my work being photographed in a toilet by fellow artist, Wasil Backowicz, based in Florida. In response, I photographed his work inside this freshly-slain deer carcass.