Artist Statement

A member of the Cherokee Nation, trekking through the epic of Motherhood. With a short attention span, insatiable curiosity and a need to create, she builds worlds with words, her mind’s eye through art, and laconic thought through poetry. After six years in the United States Air Force, the completion of three college degrees, KD is finally focusing again on her artistic calling while also working professionally in the museum field. Outside of work, she spends most of her time attempting housewifery, chasing around children, experimenting in the kitchen, procrastinating online, painting, promoting sustainability, running, reading, and writing.



I’m inspired by the play of light and color across the sky, by the shading and patterns across a wall or passerby as the sun or moon moves across a window. I’m inspired by all the people I know and meet, by my children, by the animals who have graced me with their presence. I’m inspired by the chance to be reckless with color, daring with patterns and unconventional with materials. I’m inspired by the chance to get messy and make something beautiful, pouring out the images from deep within me, that I can share with the world.