How often do we truly see a person? The portrait has always been a subject that has resonated with visual artists. By isolating my subjects from a surrounding physical context, I aspire to see them anew. This idea fuels the notion of depth and understanding within the self.

I am interested in metaphoric and visual ideas cutting against one another. This juxtaposition reflects the concept of Japanese haiku poetry, in which separate lines of text elicit different ideas or images that work against one another, helping the reader to discover a glimpse of previously unrecognized depth.

17x24 woven inkjet prints on vellum.