In my creative practices, I like to invent new worlds.
I graduated with a BA in Studio Art from Vassar College in 2009. Back then and into my twenties, I spent a lot of time making experimental 3D animations, interactive installations, .gifs, .jpgs, and collaged digital paintings. I also followed a deep interest in new media art and internet culture, and participated in many exhibits, panels, and events exploring contemporary digital practices.
While I still pursue my interests in new media art, in my thirties, I've found my true creative calling to be space-making in more of a physical sense. Now my practice expands the typical notion of "artist," recognizing that artistic pursuits can embody many different forms, including the creation of publications, resources, or even a residency program. What does it mean to design a world containing a multitude of opportunities that others might benefit from? This is the central idea I am exploring now, through The Strange Foundation, my work with The Creative Independent, as a mentor, and in other capacities.
That said, I like using my website as a type of virtual shelf (thank you to Laurel for the idea). Here on my "art shelf," I keep an archive of artworks and creative-process ephemera so I may remember them.
Welcome to my art shelf...
Please, click around and see what you might find :)
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