Artist Statement Submitted 2014My work comes out of my experiences growing up in Mississippi and the narrative tradition of storytelling. I want my work to be accessible on numerous levels. I pay close attention to the materials I use, the processes I use to alter these materials and the forms that are the result of my head, my heart and my eye. I have consistently used the "speaking balloon" use in the comics to denote talking. I leave them blank so that viewers may project onto them. They are not empty.