Umbilicus was the winning portfolio in the Center for Fine Art Photography's Portfolio Showcase 11 Competition. The juror was Cathy Kimball and the solo exhibition took place in June 2018 at The Carnegie Center for Creativity in Fort Collins. Umbilicus made the shortlist for the Benrido Colotype Atelier's 2018 Hariban Award in Kyoto Japan. It also won second place in the Woven Tale Press 2018 Second Annual Literary & Fine Art Hamptons Prize. Several images have been published in Volume 23 of The Hand Magazine, January 2019 issue.