Having moved every two and half years growing up around Canada and a short time in Europe, I was exposed to and developed a love of art at a young age. I’m attending the Alberta College of Art + Design majoring in glass and am currently in my final year. My artistic practice consists of the progression towards becoming a polymath with an emphasis in glass. My work stems from phenomenological experiences in my life that inspire me to create artwork that ties the artist to the viewer and vice versa. I plan to attain my MFA in glass post graduation, travel the world, and eventually work and teach as a glass artist.
Throughout my practice as an artist I have explored the concept of phenomenology. I find the way we, as a society, connect to artwork based on human experience intriguing because of varying reactions to these works based on the sum of events made throughout each viewers lifetime. In my practice I work from a very personal space and mold it into something that a wide audience can relate to. I try to emblematize thoughts or feelings that cannot be adequately expressed through spoken or written word in order to focus in on something that is in-habitually contemplated. Exploration of process and research into mixed media have a heavy influence on my personal practice. However, glass by itself is a very seductive medium. The process of working with the material in a malleable state, followed by a further manipulation while in a solid state is what captures me.