“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
People tell us who they are if we are open to see it. They tell us how they see us if we are actually listening. Today I woke inspired as though I finally understand the truth behind these details of my life's work.
It is said 'it’s just one life' but feels much more, as though they’ve each been pieced out separately then layered atop one another. Now looking at my art, at these stories I’m telling, I realize they’re a documentation of these different lives. A reflection not just of how I interpret but how the world might.
I’ve always been the introvert watching the world from an invisible line balanced somewhere between myself and the archaic box of defined roles society chose without my consent. I am the observer studying the manner in which people interact, how does that behavior change in different company or within the mass energy of a space., I’m drawn to the truth behind the facade, the stories people are afraid to tell., the story behind the trauma. I'm drawn to the outcasts, the misfits, the things against the grain of accepted mainstream social norms. My work is as eclectic in style as I am; A walking contradiction that lives and sees outside the box.
April 3rd, 2021
Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual." Ernest Hemingway
Jones Soda Company / 2010
One Image: Jones Soda Company on FuFu Berry Flavor Soda sold nationwide
R.S.V.P. A Faith Devotional by Sarah Finnigan / 2010
Two Images: Front and Back Cover Art, Image and Design
Heart of the City: A Collection of Raw Verses by George M. Gentry / 2009
Two Images: Cover Art, Image and Design.
The Lexington Herald Leader/ December 2009
One Image: Article: Troubled Teen Finds Calm and Success in Poetry
Music Entertainment Magazine / October 2008 Edition
One Image 'Partly Cloudy' of Lexington KY
TopsinLex Magazine / May 2007 Edition
The Limestone Journal of Art and Literature/ 2006
The Limestone Journal of Art and Literature/ 2005
The Limestone Journal of Art and Literature/ 2004
Kara: Lady Rogue by J. Taylor Anderson/ 2003
Author Image: J. Taylor Anderson
National College Photography Annual/ 2003