Artist, Mother, Educator, and Trickster. All of these identities inform my interdisciplinary visual art practice which includes making sculptures from wood and fabric, site-specific installations, and image-based work using motion-sensor cameras. I’ve always had an interest in science, specifically wildlife ecology, and apply elements of that into my work. Born and raised in Southwest North Dakota I spent a great deal of time exploring nature and learning to sew and craft. Much of my work after grad school was situated outdoors and used motion-sensor cameras to document animal interactions with site-specific installations. Becoming a mother 6 years ago radically shifted my practice. No longer able to spend extended periods of time in remote locations, I returned to sewing, making quilts in order to process the raw emotions I was experiencing as a new mother. I am currently returning towards more image-based surveillance work by documenting the flora and fauna using my backyard and neighborhood green-spaces as installation sites. I am currently full-time faculty in the art department at North Seattle College. My work has been exhibited across the US, including group shows in New York City, Philadelphia, Miami, and Los Angeles, along with solo exhibitions at The Art Gym in Portland, OR, Gallery of Contemporary Art in Colorado Springs and SOIL Gallery in Seattle.