Leaving Home

Artist Statement

I spent my entire childhood in the same home in Southern Kentucky, and when I finally moved away to college in Nashville, I was too excited and eager for something new to properly say goodbye to where I came from. Thirteen years later, I found myself ready to leave Nashville for “the next thing,” and through this series, I took the time and space to appreciate and thank the places that helped shape me. Using imaginative and overly saturated colors, I subverted the interior portrait, which traditionally places emphasis on the decorative transformation of a space, choosing instead to explore the internal, emotional, and spiritual transformations within the spaces I called home. 

morning light (a masterclass in slowing down)


bandit in the thicket (abundance all around)


a rose-soaked afternoon (coaxing my problems into perspective)