Illustration MFA ’17

Talens Art Creation Sketchbook, 4.7 inches by 4.7 inches, 2023.

“I had a new bicolor red-and-blue pencil and a silver metallic pencil and was excited to use them. I drew in a stream of consciousness and kept adding to the spread over a couple of days. A lot of the objects, symbols, and patterns are ones I keep returning to in my work.”

Ale-Hop A5 notebook, 5.7 inches by 8.3 inches, 2022–23.

“This feels like a hybrid sketch and diary entry to me. Whenever I am engaged in the creative process, there’s a sense of unearthing and drawing things out from myself that feels stimulating, mysterious and fulfilling.”