We are all faced with challenges, adversity, and fear; though once on the other side of the challenging situations there can be clarity and personal growth. This work encourages the viewer to stand in the place where many others have before, and to be encouraged.
|I was born in Jackson, MS and lived there until my second year in college. I moved to Hattiesburg to attend the University of Southern Mississippi. Upon completing my B.F.A in Sculpture I moved to Greenville, NC to attain my Masters Degree in Sculpture at East Carolina University. I moved back to Hattiesburg to work at U.S.M. as the shop technician for the sculpture and ceramics dept. I was offered to teach some adjunct classes which soon turned into a full time position as an instructor. I have since moved to Carrolton, Ga where I am the studio technician and instructor for the Department of Art at the University of West Georgia.
I have continued to make and show work through the years after reciveing my M.F.A. I traveled to Costa Rica in 2013 for the Stone, Wood, Iron Sculpture Syposium where I completed a monumental sized stainless steel piece. In 2014 I was asked to show ten steel sculptures in a two person show during the Festival South in Hattiesburg, Ms. In 2016 I was commissioned to build a monumental sized stainless steel piece for the city of Kenner, Lousiana. In 2017, one of my largescaled sculptures was purchased by the city of Decatur, Georgia and another by a private collector in Cleveland, Mississippi.