Learning to Love my Mess - Foundation House, Oct 2021
The following works were created in the span of one week as an Artist in Residence at Foundation House in Greenwich, CT. I showed up with 3 years' worth of journals, some paint and some markers, and created these works. Some express anger, others depict the overwhelm of mental health crisis. The blue swirling swan is journal entries about divorce coming through a portal into something new.
Ceramics - 2021-2022
Explorations of movement and form in pottery. Angel-swan-worms are made out of the leftover bits of clay and are reminders of our inner resiliency and power. I love turning clay into swirls like water, air, and fire. And about the mugs, plates and bowls: I set a goal to never in my own home eat off of plates I didn't make.
Black Lives Matter - Summer 2020
As the country rose up in protest against the ongoing murder of Black people at the hands of police and white supremacy, I felt moved by the outrage, the heart, the fight for freedom. I created this 30+ foot banner for protests. Each letter contains poetry, statistics, drawings, memorials, and writing that I was present to at the time. My favorite part - seen here in this photo - was that white people would go up close to read and learn, while BiPOC folx got to stand back, see the bigger message honoring them, and watch the while people learning and (hopefully) doing their work.
Download a free printable version of this here --->
Journal Excerpts - 2018-2021
The following are excerpts from my journals over the past three years, which included a breakup of a 13-year relationship, a pandemic, deep depression, and starting to find my voice. These are all copied directly from my journals and edited on photoshop.