One day I was born in the mountains of Colorado. Another day I moved to NYC to make stuff and read books on dirty curbs with mostly strangers. One Tuesday I traveled around the world for a while to wander a bit. One Sunday I received my MFA in interdisciplinary arts from Vermont's Goddard College.
I have presented work in public and private spaces around the globe. I am a RACC grant recipient, was key artist in residence at the Washington County Arts Council in Washington, PA and my collaborative project - Soul Recovery Systems - was nominated for an Index Design Award (Design to Improve Life). By day I work as an Art Director, Designer and Freeform Portland Radio Host. I live in Portland, Oregon with my main squeeze - super-painter Michael T. Hensley - daughter, and two cats.
In my practice I aim to absorb and translate experiences through performance, words, images, songs, conversations, etc.. I examine hidden or forgotten spaces, collect bits from my subconscious, explore everyday rituals (food, domesticity, traffic, talk about the weather), relationships to myself and others (human and non-human), smell, the body's response to the internet, aural landscapes, and so much more.
Ideas come from foibles, flaws, authenticity and ordinariness. Ideas come from something funny someone said about their great-grandmother. Ideas come from being broken and having to piece things together again. Ideas come from a blurred image seen only through peripheries, rocks in my mouth, a multilayered dream, a wobble of emotions, a crooked line, barks, whinnies and meows, and the pile of dust in the corner. Ideas come from makers and revolutionaries - Clarice Lispector, Mary Ruefle, Sophie Calle, Laiwan, Alan Watts, Allan Kapprow, Bell Hooks, Patti Smith, dear friends, my family, the stranger on the street with rubber gloves (smart man) and a billion others I've never known.