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I work hard.
During the day I'm the director of creative & branding services for Morehead State University. At night, I deejay for our local NPR affiliate, am an adjunct instructor for design, teach community art classes at our local arts center and then still try to find time to do my own work when I'm not freelancing.

I work efficiently.
"Honest art is good art." It's my creed ... and frankly, it isn't about the materials. It's about the idea and being able to say what you need to say. Much of my work is digital these days ... and it still reflects the style of my analog work in ink, watercolor, gouache and spray paint. I utilize wood, cardboard, canvas ... embroidery thread ... electrical tape  .. .ink pens...   well .. you get the idea. I'm cost effective.

I'm a native Appalachian. 
While my work doesn't include barns, quilts and cows, I AM a native to Eastern Kentucky and my work reflects the lives of those who live here and beyond. Our connections. Our diversity. Our spirit.

While there are resources for artisans in Kentucky, they can seem few and far between for digital artists ... illustrators ... and well ... you know ...  no barns, quilts or cows.

I don't have time for shenanigans.
Let's face it -- I'm busy, but I care about society around me.

I care that while I can now legally marry my girlfriend, a lot of people think it's an abomination and they're quick to not only let me know that, but try to legislate against us.

I care that my brother-in-law busts his humps at his minimum wage job, but at the end of the day, is going to have to find another one due to health reasons and it's scary as crap because opportunities are a little fewer in E. Ky.

I give a sh*t.
I actually ... actively care about what's going on in society.

I like the dregs ... the castaways ... those on the struggle. I care about the little peeps ... the independent ones ... the weird ones.

I care about them, because they're always the ones that save our asses.

Stay strong, little roots.




I work hard.
During the day I'm the director of creative & branding services for Morehead State University. At night, I deejay for our local NPR affiliate, am an adjunct instructor for design, teach community art classes at our local arts center and then still try to find time to do my own work when I'm not freelancing.

I work efficiently.
"Honest art is good art." It's my creed ... and frankly, it isn't about the materials. It's about the idea and being able to say what you need to say. Much of my work is digital these days ... and it still reflects the style of my analog work in ink, watercolor, gouache and spray paint. I utilize wood, cardboard, canvas ... embroidery thread ... electrical tape  .. .ink pens...   well .. you get the idea. I'm cost effective.

I'm a native Appalachian. 
While my work doesn't include barns, quilts and cows, I AM a native to Eastern Kentucky and my work reflects the lives of those who live here and beyond. Our connections. Our diversity. Our spirit.

While there are resources for artisans in Kentucky, they can seem few and far between for digital artists ... illustrators ... and well ... you know ...  no barns, quilts or cows.

I don't have time for shenanigans.
Let's face it -- I'm busy, but I care about society around me.

I care that while I can now legally marry my girlfriend, a lot of people think it's an abomination and they're quick to not only let me know that, but try to legislate against us.

I care that my brother-in-law busts his humps at his minimum wage job, but at the end of the day, is going to have to find another one due to health reasons and it's scary as crap because opportunities are a little fewer in E. Ky.

I give a sh*t.
I actually ... actively care about what's going on in society.

I like the dregs ... the castaways ... those on the struggle. I care about the little peeps ... the independent ones ... the weird ones.

I care about them, because they're always the ones that save our asses.

Stay strong, little roots.




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