Albuquerque, New Mexico
What is it about the program that appealed to you?
The two main aspects that appealed to me about the MFA Photography program are firstly, the extensive amount of guidance and support that is given to the student to ensure growth and success as an artist. Second, I was not only drawn to the access of different mediums, but the encouragement to explore and apply to them to my practice as I am very interested in expanding my photographic work beyond the confines of the photograph itself.
What inspires you as an artist?
I am inspired by photographers, writers, sculptors, performers, etc. that are able to create a dialog to the viewers about ideas and concepts that are not necessarily physically visualized, i.e. the sub-conscious, psyche, emotions.
Who is your favorite artist? Why?
Currently, my favorite artist is Roger Ballen. I am interested in the way he uses space, objects, and the human body to create metaphorical representations of the mind.
What is your favorite artwork that you've created?
My most recent favorite photograph that I have made is titled "Riven", part of my "need; lacking:" project.