This is me
Art has this way of filling in the gaps where language can’t. I think it also provides opportunities for provoking thought about topics that may be harder to speak about directly. I want to use art, particularly public art, as a way to meet people where they are, people who may not go to galleries or may feel like they don’t get fine art or that it is pretentious. I also love community art’s potential for bringing people together, giving them an opportunity to participate in something larger than themselves, and giving them a sense of ownership over something new that exists in the world. I’ve said that my mission is to use visual art to inspire hope and possibility across the globe. Recently I think another goal is to find ways to use art to bring attention to pressing social issues in highly approachable ways.
Public Art Installations Social Activism
I’m passionate about using art to make a difference and I’ll take big risks to do so.
I don’t come from a fine arts background. I’ve gone back to school the last two years, first to get a welding certification, and then to finish my BA in studio art, but really my education has come from working side by side with other artists, and I’ve learned by doing.
From high performance concrete to metal to crochet to polymers to wood, paint, rubber, plaster, ceramics, etching circuit boards and light wiring, I have an unusually versatile background in large-scale public work.
Community art has such a potential for bringing people together, giving them an opportunity to participate in something larger than themselves, and giving them a sense of ownership over something new that exists in the world.