God, witches, devils, mythical creatures, speaking in tongues, snake and fire handling, and raising the dead all exist in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky. For this body of work, I am appropriating family photographs, as well as vernacular images, to tell supernatural stories about my family history and the region that I come from. My work weaves together a personal narrative with the folkloric history of that area. Photoshop and the unpredictability of smart phone applications are used in a similar way to how a folktale unfolds. Each app is manipulating the story as a person might exaggerate a tale when they pass it along. By assembling family photographs and appropriating historical images, I am constructing stories with contemporary tools for manipulation and passing them along as visual folklore.

Tracing My Lineage to The Serpent, 2017

Sherman Lawson's Resurrection Miracle, 2016

And These Signs Shall Follow To George Went Hensley, 2016

Fable of Devil John Wright, 2017

The Precautionary Tale Of The Goatman, 2016

Canary In A Coalmine, 2017

A Memory Of Living In The Holiness Church With An Anointment, Fire, And My Father, 2017

Witchcraft: Allegations And Misfortune, 2017

Paul's Folktale, 2017


Uninhabited Dissenter, 2016

And It Began With An Apple, 2016

A Moth In A Mine, 2016


Concerning The Farmer’s Hymn, 2016

Familiar Elegy on Wallin's Creek, 2016


Great Uncle Ham's Final Baptism By The Frogs, 2017

The Devil's Spy, 2017

The Death Of Linda, 2016


After The Family Farm, 2016