Where are you from?
Waynesville, North Carolina
Describe your object?
Wooden heart my dad cut from a scrap piece of wood.
Where is your object from?
How is your object meaningful to you?
My dad is a second-generation carpenter. He cut this heart out for me at work: from a scrap piece of wood around 1996, I was four years old. I painted the heart at my Nana’s house later.
This object is meaningful to me because my dad made it for me. The heart reminds me of him and the freedom of childhood creativity and imagination.
How do you see yourself as an artist in your community?
I enjoy working independently and experiencing art with others.
What is your hope for the future?
Love and understanding.