Thematically all my work grapples with the relationship between language, objects, images and human experience.

As it’s evolved, the artwork ranges from small scale fetish-like figures accompanied by original poems, to large scale installations of poetry and objects, to paintings and three-dimensional pieces meditating on the evolution of the modern alphabet, to more recent sculptural forms based on family dynamics. 
Another on-going series is the Dictionary Poem Project which is an ever-expanding list of words with pronunciations, etymologies, definitions, graphics and other information produced in the form of glicle prints. To learn more about the Dictionary Poem Project visit its website

Artist Biography

My career as an artist, writer and an interdisciplinary curricula specialist has been driven by my interests in art, language, arts education, community and the human condition.

I received a Project Room Grant from the Forum for Contemporary Art now CAM (Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis) where I had a one-person show of poetry and sculpture titled Girlslife: Artifacts and Testimony. I am the recipient of an Artist Support Grant from the Regional Arts Commission for my Dictionary Poem Project (link) and I am a graduate of the Community Artists Training Institute (CAT) , also through the Regional Arts Commission. I have had solo exhibits at the Kranzberg High Low Gallery in St. Louis, the Schmidt Art Center, Belleville IL, Elliot Smith Contemporary Art and Duane Reed Gallery both in St. Louis. Most recently I exhibited my sculpture at Lambert International Airport. My poems have been published in numerous journals including the Dictionary Poem Project, Edition II in December Magazine.

I have taught and supervised teachers in the public schools and worked at the St. Louis Art Museum as a museum educator in the Arts in the Basic Curriculum Program. I am the author and project manager of St. Louis Metro Arts in Transit’s Public Art Curriculum Kit which was supported by a National Endowment for the Arts grant. I am the coauthor and project manager of the St. Louis Public Art Curriculum Kit, which was supported by a consortium of ten regional arts organizations and is a national model for interdisciplinary arts education. Both kits are interdisciplinary, free, educational resources for teachers and the public. As vice chair of the Clayton Art Commission, I worked with Via Partnership to write and implement Clayton’s first public art plan and to raise funds for and to commission Clayton’s first public artwork, Uncertainty of Ground State Fluctuations by Alice Aycock.

My work is in private collections in California, Missouri, New Jersey, Washington DC, North Carolina, Michigan, Oregon, New Mexico and New York as well as in Washington University’s Special Collections, The Writer’s Place in Kansas City, the Mitchell Museum in Mt. Vernon Illinois and the Missouri Historical Society.