Quest for the Lost Civilization

February 4, 2009

This dude’s been blowing my mind. Graham Hancock, yessss.

Kirkland Ave Project

February 4, 2009

Big Wall in Kirkland

Check out the website that follows my Div III (aka senior thesis project) !!

Kirkland Ave Project

Lobe Love at Sticks and Bricks

January 14, 2009

My newest collection of earrings is now at Sticks and Bricks, my friend Liz Karney’s charming store and “artist collaboratorium” on Market Street in Northampton, MA. She makes and remakes furniture she finds as the dump and flea markets, and the results are verrrry pleasing. Check out her store if you’re around, and her website here.

The earrings are all one of a kind and handmade. Each pair comes with a brief story on the back explaining where the beads come from, or something else special about the earrings. Love your lobes!

Sticks and Bricks display

Sticks and Bricks display

Lobe Love

Lobe Love

Projects Past

January 5, 2009
"every action is an interaction"

"every action is an interaction"

Here is a link to a sweet dialogical postal-art project I did last year at Amherst College, co-taught by Wendy Ewald and Brett Cook…

Communication/Collaboration: A Dialogical Postal Art Project

Wendy Ewald

Brett Cook

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"Play With Me"

"Play With Me"

And here is a project completed this past fall, called ONLINE. ONLINE is an interactive bus experiment that  explores institutional memory and creative expression in untraditional settings, through creative opportunities posed on a PVTA bus. ONLINE aims to “get one’s wheels turning” through its seat-specific projects that aim to record and connect individual and collective experiences of the temporary communities created by public transportation. ONLINE explores “lines” as a thing to ride, a thing to divide, a thing to connect, a thing to share, and a space. T’was wicked fun.

http://sites.google.com/site/onlinepvta/Home

200SHINE

January 4, 2009
"Let the fun begin" on South Street in Northampton

"Let the fun begin" on South Street in Northampton

ATTENTION: This blog is actually a light transmitter. Do not stare directly into it for a sustained amount of time. Unless you enjoy the sensation.

IMPORTANT: This light transmitter is also a virtual bridge from me to you.

This space is intended to document the “Heartifacts” of my human experience, and in particular, my Division III project, or senior thesis, at Hampshire College in Western Massachusetts. Simply put, I study Public and Community Based Art. Depending on the day, I might also like to call it Socially-Engaged Art, or Social Sculpture. Or even Community Organizing as an Artistic Practice.

I am interested in how spaces and environments that surround us shape our relationships to each other, our bodies and our imaginations. Using my body and imagination as sites for social change, I seek to actively create a world around me that values the connections we have to each other and the spaces we exist in. I produce and promote art that is socially engaged, based in public and community contexts, and values the process over product. I consider all my work as collaborative, as I am constantly in dialogue with the materials I work with, space, and other people. Using found materials in my work allows me to deconstruct their embodied histories and re-contextualize them. I use video, performance, installation, collage and play to explore, unearth, and share stories and to foster collective experience. Through collective experience and in collaboration, community grows, and the impossible is made possible. It is this experience of ability that I seek to nurture through my art.

Stay tuned for what I discover!