My work consists of the political and social form of the female figure in regards to physical strength and sexuality. Concerning what I’ve seen throughout my career, the female figure is mostly portrayed as overly feminine with little to no body hair being shown, or the women have long flowy hair and doll-like faces/etc. The two main body types I see portrayed for women are either small and petite or are plus-sized women; what I want my viewers to see are women whose body types are normalized within our society. My work is meant to capture the respect I have for the women I draw. By using inks and ink washes on huge pieces of paper, I want to capture the viewer's’ eyes and be overly direct and forward. I use bold and gestural line work to show my emotions. I rely mostly on social media for my inspiration; more specifically, when I see people bashing women for wanting to have muscles, I do research on the topic(s) I find and I attack. Women I am researching are Simone Biles, Gwendoline Christie, Madison Kocian, Kortney Olson, Aly Raisman, Julia Vins, and Fu Yuanhui. Artists I am researching are David Choe, Wardell Milan, Ralph Steadman, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Art Resume- 2016
2017BFA Candidate, East Tennessee State University
2017 BFA Solo Exhibition (upcoming), Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN 2015Transitional Zeitgeist, Renaissance Arts Center Atrium Gallery, Kingsport, TN 2014 One Night Stand, Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, TN