I was that kid who covered my schoolwork in curly doodles, filling the borders with intricate scribbles and designs. I was that kid who filled her pockets with rocks and shells, drawn to some interesting twist or streak. Taken home, these treasures were proudly displayed on a windowsill for all to see. I’m still that kid; I still doodle and collect rocks and my windowsills are still filled with found treasures. I can be easily distracted by the way light shines through the trees or how rocks change color after it rains. I love the outdoors and the constant ever-changing beauty around me.
I work full time as the Fire Program Manager for The Nature Conservancy of Pennsylvania and Delaware. I’m fortunate that I’ve found a way to work outside and to weave these many wonderful experiences into my art.
Making mosaics has allowed me to use found treasures and turn them into something new and different. I enjoy being able to repurpose these broken pieces into something else; to give them a second life.