ON DISPLAY FROM OCTOBER 11 - NOVEMBER 8
Artist Bio/Statement: I am a narrative illustrator graduating from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Visual Arts. My methodology consists of digital painting, comics, and printmaking (for spice). Inspiration-wise, my body of work consists of the idea of the self (be it my own self or that of a character) thrust through a mythological filter. Essentially, I explore relatable, human, inter-personal relationships in fantastically inspired worlds. I tend to draw most of my content from various cultures’ fae folklore and the stories from my own childhood, such as the Norwegian story of Prince Lindworm or the Scottish ballad, Tam Lin. Each piece tends to have its own narrative within- sometimes just a quiet shared glance, or a full-on odyssey.
If just one person can feel seen or understood through my work, I’d be satisfied. I want to create new versions of the stories I’ve grown up loving, and be able to spread those concepts and ideas to someone else who needs to hear them- and hopefully, that someone will see themselves in what I do.