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Stories From My 2017 Solo Show – Playing Checkers in the Street

  Just outside our apartment complex in the city of Urumqi, China, on a poor little avenue where very little traffic came through, groups of men would play checkers. Smoking, drinking, and gambling, they’d pass their days and go home

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There are Winds of Heaven in this Stuff of Earth

In a small village in Yunnan, China, a woman rummages through fabric at an outdoor market.  I saw a lot of beauty in the mundane errand she was checking off her to do list.  Echoes of Rich Mullins’ lyrics run

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Weight of the Mundane

We visited the southern province of Yunnan, China in 2009 and got to venture out to a remote village nearby.  This woman was selling some veggies alongside a handful of other women.  I felt so far from these women so

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Eating an Abundance of Mangoes

Every year in Xinjiang, China, the city is overrun with fruit carts overflowing with the sweetest mangoes you will ever put in your mouth.  I caught this little girl snacking on one outside her family’s little convenient store in our

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Lost in the Mountains

My husband and I visited the far west border of China in 2006.  We came upon the most amazing mountain view with a vast field in front of us, but all I could really see was this young boy on

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Finding Connection in Relationships

This is a memory  of a moment in our neighborhood in China.  I’m pregnant with my son and met these two Hui ladies who were also pregnant with their first babies. It was Ramadan and a beautiful summer day. I

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It Wasn’t China, It Was Us

This last year has been a roller coaster of a ride for me and my husband, Jason. Last Christmas, we very suddenly came back to the states after 7 years living in China. For a number of reasons, it was a very quick goodbye to all of our friends there and it felt as if we grabbed whatever we could carry, and, with the clothes on our backs, hopped on a plane back to Texas.

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Austin Visual Arts Association and Austin Art Space Present…

The 2013 Austin Art Space Juried Fall Show, November 1st-30th. I’ll be showing my piece, “Lonliness on a Crowded Bus in China,” for the first time and I would love for you to come see it in person. There will

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