Academically speaking, I am a geographer. I received my MA in Geography from the University of Washington and spent a summer investigating ideas of belonging and responsibility in post-Katrina New Orleans. Artistically, I believe that my practice stems from my academic background. Places are constantly being created and recreated through the stories of those who have a stake in that space. Stories are messy and personal and full of a lot of conflict with sometimes resolution. So this is what I create: stories – visually compelling stories. Through cardboard and paper and puppets and masks and words and music and movement, I create stories that focus directly or indirectly on ideas of home and belonging.
storms / clowns / skipping stones / foreign languages / dancing / well designed knots / audience interactions
a new, work-in-progress puppetry piece of undetermined scale and scope