We Built Our House in Their House
We Built Our House in Their House

This shadow installation was created during a one-week artist residency, and is a meditation on our cultural disembodiment from the wisdom of the natural world. To me, this disconnection is linked to our limited/limiting views that keep us from accessing a greater expanse of human connection and interdependence. This piece could be expanded and installed in any number of windows of varying sizes and shapes.

2018. Cut card stock, halogen light, screen, window.

We Built Our House in Their House
We Built Our House in Their House
We Built Our House in Their House (detail)
We Built Our House in Their House (detail)
Look to the FIre
Look to the FIre

Shadow Puppetry performance and installation about the Great Portland Fire of 1866. In collaboration with Cecilia Ziko.

2016

Look to the Fire
Look to the Fire
Look to the Fire (detail)
Look to the Fire (detail)
Look to the Fire
Look to the Fire

Shadow Puppetry performance and installation about the Great Portland Fire of 1866. In collaboration with Cecilia Ziko (who created these broadsides).

Going For It: an experimental/amateur talent show
Going For It: an experimental/amateur talent show

Ongoing participatory performance that serves as an exercise in bravery and community care.

More info found HERE.

2017-2019

Going For It: an experimental/amateur talent show
Going For It: an experimental/amateur talent show
Other Nature: Closing Party
Other Nature: Closing Party

This site-specific installation was created for a closing gathering I hosted in my cabin on the last night of a two-week residency. I spent my time at the residency creating visual elements culturally associated with parties (invitations, garlands, decor) then invited my fellow residents into the space to all share what we’d been working on and our experiences. The suspended pieces were part of the ongoing series Other Nature, which explores the connection between queerness and nature through juxtapositions between natural and person-made elements. But the larger participatory experience was centered around the question of what celebration can look when we’re alone vs. when we’re together.

2017

You Could Never Be Boring
You Could Never Be Boring
You Could Never Be Boring
You Could Never Be Boring
You Could Never Be Boring
You Could Never Be Boring
You Could Never Be Boring
You Could Never Be Boring

I asked a bunch of women and queer folks what phrases they found inspiring and motivational, and this is what they said.
Some sample phrases:
"you are a genius"
"it's actually happening"
"you go girl"
"your ass looks amazing in those pants"
Cut paper installation, installed in two locations: San Francisco, CA, May '12; Burlington, VT, December '13.

Eastport: Queerness in the Wild

Performance/presentation I put together as a goodbye and thank you to Eastport, Maine for the powerful two+ years I spent there.

2015

In the Trees
In the Trees

A tree becomes a treehouse.The Gardens at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA.

2011. Shellacked cut paper and string.

In the Trees
In the Trees
In the Trees
In the Trees
In the Trees
In the Trees
In the Trees
In the Trees
Everyday, Sometimes
Everyday, Sometimes

Daily project turned installation, in collaboration with Jen May. September 2009-May 2011.

Installed in two locations: Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland, CA, January '11; Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA, April '11.

Everyday, Sometimes
Everyday, Sometimes
Everyday, Sometimes
Everyday, Sometimes
Everyday, Sometimes
Everyday, Sometimes
Everyday, Sometimes
Everyday, Sometimes

We Built Our House in Their House
We Built Our House in Their House
We Built Our House in Their House (detail)
Look to the FIre
Look to the Fire
Look to the Fire (detail)
Look to the Fire
Going For It: an experimental/amateur talent show
Going For It: an experimental/amateur talent show
Other Nature: Closing Party
You Could Never Be Boring
You Could Never Be Boring
You Could Never Be Boring
You Could Never Be Boring
Eastport: Queerness in the Wild
In the Trees
In the Trees
In the Trees
In the Trees
In the Trees
Everyday, Sometimes
Everyday, Sometimes
Everyday, Sometimes
Everyday, Sometimes
Everyday, Sometimes
We Built Our House in Their House

This shadow installation was created during a one-week artist residency, and is a meditation on our cultural disembodiment from the wisdom of the natural world. To me, this disconnection is linked to our limited/limiting views that keep us from accessing a greater expanse of human connection and interdependence. This piece could be expanded and installed in any number of windows of varying sizes and shapes.

2018. Cut card stock, halogen light, screen, window.

We Built Our House in Their House
We Built Our House in Their House (detail)
Look to the FIre

Shadow Puppetry performance and installation about the Great Portland Fire of 1866. In collaboration with Cecilia Ziko.

2016

Look to the Fire
Look to the Fire (detail)
Look to the Fire

Shadow Puppetry performance and installation about the Great Portland Fire of 1866. In collaboration with Cecilia Ziko (who created these broadsides).

Going For It: an experimental/amateur talent show

Ongoing participatory performance that serves as an exercise in bravery and community care.

More info found HERE.

2017-2019

Going For It: an experimental/amateur talent show
Other Nature: Closing Party

This site-specific installation was created for a closing gathering I hosted in my cabin on the last night of a two-week residency. I spent my time at the residency creating visual elements culturally associated with parties (invitations, garlands, decor) then invited my fellow residents into the space to all share what we’d been working on and our experiences. The suspended pieces were part of the ongoing series Other Nature, which explores the connection between queerness and nature through juxtapositions between natural and person-made elements. But the larger participatory experience was centered around the question of what celebration can look when we’re alone vs. when we’re together.

2017

You Could Never Be Boring
You Could Never Be Boring
You Could Never Be Boring
You Could Never Be Boring

I asked a bunch of women and queer folks what phrases they found inspiring and motivational, and this is what they said.
Some sample phrases:
"you are a genius"
"it's actually happening"
"you go girl"
"your ass looks amazing in those pants"
Cut paper installation, installed in two locations: San Francisco, CA, May '12; Burlington, VT, December '13.

Eastport: Queerness in the Wild

Performance/presentation I put together as a goodbye and thank you to Eastport, Maine for the powerful two+ years I spent there.

2015

In the Trees

A tree becomes a treehouse.The Gardens at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA.

2011. Shellacked cut paper and string.

In the Trees
In the Trees
In the Trees
In the Trees
Everyday, Sometimes

Daily project turned installation, in collaboration with Jen May. September 2009-May 2011.

Installed in two locations: Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland, CA, January '11; Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA, April '11.

Everyday, Sometimes
Everyday, Sometimes
Everyday, Sometimes
Everyday, Sometimes

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