In 2011 while studying at the University of Florida my, work unwittingly grew into the realm of social practice. In my first public exhibition, Crave: an Inspection in Daily Living, I worked collaboratively with artists Cari Zylstra and Monica Patterson. The exhibition challenged the traditional expectations of the gallery space and the home by inviting the public to participate in an installation that transformed a naturally cold space into an environment rich with the sensations associated with domesticity. It offered the audience two ways of experiencing the gallery space. In the first way, participants were invited to interact with a quotidian, yet intimate experience—a comfortable and familiar table set for four, which invited conversation and interaction with handmade vessels. The transformation of space allowed the viewer to perceive the gallery as a home. In a separate section of the exhibition, a screen with a real-time video projection revealed that participants were being filmed, consequently stripping the setting of the comfort and safety associated with the home. Viewers were cast as voyeurs and could pause to question their motivations for either watching others or being watched. This exhibition radically shifted my perception of art as a static object into art as an experienced.
2010-Past Work: from my time studying at the University of Florida, Grand Valley State University, Hope College, Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute