The Residency allowed me an opportunity to create things I’ve always envisioned making but might not have pushed myself to actually create. You are encouraged to create work that elevates your personal aesthetic and challenged to expand upon your current skills. I loved gathering with my peers and instructors to figure out what’s working, what could be pushed further and the deeper meanings of what your work really conveys. The residency gave me the confidence and space to bring the visions from my head to life.
Currently, I’m pursuing my art full time. I create connections with people that appreciate custom work, creating special pieces (Paintings and Jewelry)
In the future I would like to continue to develop my technical skills towards painting and jewelry, and eventually open my studio up to students hosting small workshops and funded residencies.