Television, cell phones, and the internet have the ability to connect us and allow us to interact with people all over the world instantaneously, but they also have the ability to distract us. It often seems that everywhere we look, whether by advertisements, news, or other forms of media, we are being told what to do and what to think. This creates and environment where it is easier to tune out everything and ignore the outside world completely rather than try to decipher the barrage of information. In my work I often place subjects who are interacting with technology in mundane ways into environments filled with the type of chaos that has become commonplace in the news. The subjects however seem to remain completely unaware of their surroundings, focused instead on the screens in front of them. By juxtaposing these elements I hope to create humorous images, parodying our behavior, while simultaneously raising questions about our own relationships with technology and how it can affect our perception of the world around us.
I received my BFA from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a focus in graphic design. It was during my time at the university that I discovered printmaking. Utilizing my design background, my work is created using a combination of both traditional and digital methods. I am an employee and member of Green Pea Press, a community print shop in Huntsville, Alabama.