Originally from Connecticut, I'm a middle school art teacher in south Texas. It's an awesome gig! I'm nearly to the 10 year mark and continue to look ahead.
Before going back to school to complete my BFA, I spent a couple of years working retail and then at a local TV station, first in master control and then in the sales office as the sales assistant. It was actually through those jobs that I had my first experiences as a teacher training my fellow employees.
The teacher in me wants to make my work fun and approachable. At the same time, I want the audience to find my images a little absurd, strange, maybe even disturbing, leaving them to question what they are looking at and it's meaning.
To paraphrase my students, "Miss, your work is weird...but in a good way."