Click on a thumbnail to view image in its entirety. To view next, use the left and right arrow keys, or click on the sides of the image.

Earth Energies and Sacred Sites
2016-2017
Works in progress, names subject to change

Thumbnail of Tether Thumbnail of Observe Thumbnail of Pause Thumbnail of Hold Thumbnail of Touch Dirt

Not Rocket Science
2016
Works in progress, names subject to change

Thumbnail of New Growth Thumbnail of Begin Again Thumbnail of Cargo Cult

Pretty Pictures and Text Messages
2016-2017
Works in Progress. Text messsages I have sent to people illustrated by images of State and National parks primarily in Missouri and Illinois.

Thumbnail of parks Thumbnail of parks Thumbnail of parks Thumbnail of parks Thumbnail of parks Thumbnail of parks Thumbnail of parks Thumbnail of parks Thumbnail of parks Thumbnail of parks Thumbnail of parks Thumbnail of parks Thumbnail of parks Thumbnail of parks

Spark Joy
2016
A reflection on  our emotional attachment to objects, people, and places and inspired by an interest in the differentiation between collecting and hoarding. The title is an homage to minimalist living guru Marie Kondo.

Thumbnail of Spark Joy Thumbnail of Spark Joy Thumbnail of Spark Joy
Thumbnail of Spark Joy Thumbnail of Spark Joy
Thumbnail of Spark Joy Thumbnail of Spark Joy Thumbnail of Spark Joy
Thumbnail of Spark Joy Thumbnail of Spark Joy

Cosmic Refuse
2014-2016
Cosmic Refuse is composed of vignettes of imagined cosmic dumping grounds. The photographs are composed using machines intended for women's use around the home that have a sci-fi or spaceship like appearance and were produced during a time when women were not allowed in the American space program. In addition to the machine images, I am creating landscapes using recipes for slime and similar at home science experiments that I found on "Mommy blogs."

Thumbnail of Cosmic Refuse Thumbnail of Space Dust Thumbnail of Space Dust Thumbnail of Cosmic Refuse Thumbnail of Space Dust Thumbnail of Cosmic Refuse Thumbnail of Space Dust Thumbnail of Cosmic Refuse Thumbnail of Space Dust Thumbnail of Cosmic Refuse Thumbnail of Cosmic Refuse

Intergalactic Explorer: Across the Universe
2013
Intergalactic Explorer is based on several years of research on pulp fiction novel covers of the early 1900s, Sci-Fi movies of the 60s and 70s, and corporate motivational posters. This series of images aims to address aspects of global culture and imperialism on an intergalactic level. The landscapes help establish the emotional tone of the work. I incorporates components, such as slime making science kits and sci-fi gun design, which represent methods of play that would have been more socially acceptable had I been born male.

Interstellar Spacecraft
Thumbnail of space craft Thumbnail of space craft Thumbnail of space craft

Intergalactic Battle Ground
Thumbnail of Creature Thumbnail of Creature
Thumbnail of Paradise Thumbnail of Paradise Thumbnail of Paradise

Intergalactic Explorer: Code of Conduct
2012-2013
This series conveys nostalgia for a time when our knowledge of outer space was more limited and we were just starting our voyages into the great unknown. Anything was possible, and travelers had to possess extraordinary intelligence, heroism, and bravery in order to survive the dangers ahead.

Courage: Willing to face the unknown in a strange land.
Thumbnail of Courage Thumbnail of Courage
Preparedness: Always bring a gun to a knife fight.
Thumbnail of Preparedness Thumbnail of Preparedness Thumbnail of Preparedness
Perseverance: Sometimes you have to wade pretty deep in the shit to find what you are
looking for.
Thumbnail of Perseverance Thumbnail of Perseverance Thumbnail of Perseverance
Team Work: You'll need a buddy if you want to make it to the top.
Thumbnail of Team Work Thumbnail of Team Work Thumbnail of Team Work Thumbnail of Team Work
Compassion: Never forget to bring home a wonderful new discovery for Mother.
Thumbnail of Compassion Thumbnail of Compassion Thumbnail of Compassion Thumbnail of Compassion
Sacrifice: Even the Gods get hungry.
Thumbnail of Sacrifice Thumbnail of Sacrifice Thumbnail of Sacrifice Thumbnail of Sacrifice Thumbnail of Sacrifice

Transitions
2011
This photograph is a transition piece shot between the collaged characters and the
drawn characters.

Thumbnail of a new photograph

Ecology
2010-2011
Constructed and photographed vignettes of microcosms. This group of images specifically focuses on feelings of powerlessness and insignificance individuals may experience on our immense planet. These emotions may be brought on by a real or imagined lack of control humans have over their individual lives and the world around them. Unlike previous bodies of work, I left the titles sparse and ambiguous, encouraging the viewer to imagine their own narrative.

Thumbnail of a new photograph Thumbnail of a new photograph Thumbnail of a new photograph Thumbnail of a new photograph Thumbnail of a new photograph Thumbnail of the photograph failure is part of the process.

Life, Literature, and the War on Terror
2008-2010
These images are in direct response to mundane moments of life, current cultural events including the ongoing conflict in the middle east, and historical literary quotes. Together these images form a vignette regarding contemporary societal pressures.

Thumbnail of the photograph I came back to rescue my dog l Raji Sher Ali, marketing manager in Rawalpindi Pakistan, after witnessing a suicide bomb November 2009 Donald Rumsfeld waving some weapons of mass destruction around in the air. width= Thumbnail of the photograph we are ready for you to come home now. Thumbnail of the photograph It's been years of literal darkness that I have been through. As far as I am concerned, nothing matters.
Binyam Mohamed Thumbnail of the photograph This is a farewell kiss, you dog. This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq.based on a quote by Muntadar al-Zaidi December 14, 2008. Thumbnail of the photograph If the children of Iraq, between the ages of 7 and 14 years old, were white, would the Coalition Forces have still imprisoned them in cages? Fortune 500 executives stand on a street with cardboard signs. A woman teaching finance at a kiosk in a airport that has been decorated with ballons. Thumbnail of the photograph got to keep breathing Thumbnail of the photograph From My Rotting Body, Flowers Shall Grow and I am in Them and That is Eternity<br>based on a quote from Edvard Munch. A moth lands on a woman's arm. A fly wrings his hands hoping to not get flicked off the table by the woman behind him. Thumbnail of the photograph based on Franz Kafka's diaries Thumbnail of the photograph After 30 a man wakes up sad every morning, excepting 5 or 6, until the day of his death <br>based on a quote from Emerson Thumbnail of the photograph Please Lend Me Your Hand Dear Sister. Thumbnail of the photograph the Bee Thumbnail of the photograph and what a wonderful morning! Thumbnail of the photograph The Curious Three Search for Safety

Theater of the Mundane
2004-2007
This series over dramatizes the mundane moments of daily life. The images strongly references existentialist theory and themes found in the writings of Samuel Beckett, such as codependency on others and the will to survive.

Thumbnail of the photograph Little Debbie is my Closest Friend Thumbnail of the photograph The part of me that is missing Thumbnail of the photograph The Leap Thumbnail of the photograph Treading water till you get to me. Thumbnail of the photograph The uprooting Thumbnail of the photograph I cling to the edge and my fingers are getting tired. Thumbnail of the photograph Please help me I am lost and I can not find my way home... Please help me I am lost and I can not find my way home... Please help me I am lost and I can not find my way home... Please help me I am lost and I can not find my way home... Please help me I am lost and I can not find my Thumbnail of the photograph Maryland, stop grinding your teeth. Thumbnail of the photograph i wish I could hold you. Thumbnail of the photograph Together we will Bail Out Our Leaky Canoe. Thumbnail of the photograph Send us a smile. Thumbnail of the photograph Waiting for the next Step Thumbnail of the photograph Together we will Bail Out Our Leaky Canoe. Thumbnail of the photograph Gypsy Girl Thumbnail of the photograph The Darkness. Thumbnail of the photograph That Horrible Woman. Thumbnail of the photograph Protected and ready for you to let me down. Thumbnail of the photograph I can Feel you Ripping out my Heart Strings. Thumbnail of the photograph her hell. Thumbnail of the photograph Sneaking Past, His Guard fell asleep. Thumbnail of the photograph Sticky Situation:Mother, the Bubblegum, and Me Thumbnail of the photograph Only ex-boyfriends call at five am. Thumbnail of the photograph The strings are important Angel. Thumbnail of the photograph The explosive baggage of a woeful armature.

Identity
2003-2004
Issues of identity within relationships are explored in this series. Specific issues include the roles people play and the underlying tensions that result.

Thumbnail of the photograph Together we will Bail Out Our Leaky Canoe. Thumbnail of the photograph It Does Not Matter To Me What You Look Like,I Do Not Care What You Wear. Thumbnail of the photograph There is No need to Lie to me in the Morning. Thumbnail of the photograph Hannah Keeps Herself Busy With Her Knitting. Thumbnail of the photograph Matilda was wary, for she knew men like Tex were only after one thing. Thumbnail of the photograph Everyone's Favorite Gentleman Tells the Best Stories. Thumbnail of the photograph Napoleon conquers the couch. Thumbnail of the photograph Pay no attention to the whores, they are up to no good. Thumbnail of the photograph Sexual Healing in Cotton Candy Land Thumbnail of the photograph He wore fishnet stockings in the morning. Thumbnail of the photograph Baking Cookies with the Boys Thumbnail of the photograph Waiting for the bread.
Views expressed do not reflect those of Southeast Missouri State University.