As a child I was very interested in science. I quickly began devouring National Geographic magazines each month, studying them from cover to cover. I had a microscope and a telescope which I used very frequently. My telescope at the time was small and the stars and moon looked pretty much the same size as with the naked eye. During warm nights I would be out looking at the sky hoping to see a shooting star or an alien ship making its way to earth. As I reached middle school I began to draw pictures of what ever area of science I was interested in. Most of these images came from National Geographic magazines. One day I would sketch whales and dolphins; another I would be drawing distant planets and dinosaurs. At some point in high school I began focusing more on art and moving away from science.
Upon entering the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, I began thinking about what really interested me about science so much when I was younger? Why was I so fascinated with celestial spaces? I began creating work focusing on the human body and on celestial spaces. More importantly, I am very interested in the spaces around us and within us.
Recently, I have become more interested in the atmosphere within the human body. Although I am fascinated about the science of the body, I do not literally replicate scientific concepts. Currently, I am more interested in the feeling, space, and fluidity within our bodies.