I work in collaboration with individuals, sites, architectures, and communities to begin a dialog and find a structure of exchange. I acknowledge the role of these individuals and sites in my work:
Arts for Art Community
Lost Voyage Collective
Artist Exchange International
Lakes, Forests, Cenotes, Rivers, Mountains
Jean Carla Rodea
Nancy Zendora Dance
Whit Dickey Trio
SEAsaw: Sailing the Cosmic Sea (2021-present)
This ongoing collaboration—a cross-cultural visual dialog between myself and Jean Carla Rodea—explores the notion of first encounter. The original 2021 site-specific installation at Pioneer Works was conceived as multiple mobiles connected by the ways in which we view history through the lens of the sea. Cosmic Sea (2021) was part of Arts for Art Vision Festival 25 and references an Afro-futuristic vision. Our kinetic sculptures and their dynamic motion parallel the imbalances and unsteadiness of American history and the idea of contact amongst divergent peoples. Jean Carla and I continued to focus on the theme of cross-cultural encounters in 2023, when we brought SEAsaw to mhPROJECT Nokogirini in Japan and collaborated with performance artist and photographer Arata Mino.
SEAsaw at Pioneer Works (2021)
SEAsaw: Kiso River (2023)
Lost Voyage Collective (2020-present)
Lost Voyage Collective is a group of women-identified artists who span artistic disciplines, generations, locations, and cultures. Our language of improvisation and adaptability evolves like chapters of a story unfolding through time, beginning with our two-month residency at FiveMyles Gallery in 2020 and reiterating in installations like Dwelling (2021). Participants include Miriam Parker, Jo Wood-Brown, Jean Carla Rodea, rebeca medina, Merche Blasco, Asiya Wadud, Tiffani Moore, and Alystyre Julian.
FiveMyles Residency (2020)
Selections from InnerCity Projects (2011-2017)
InnerCity Projects began in 2011 as an interdisciplinary bridge between Miriam Parker and myself. This became a 15+ year exploration into movement, paint, the physical, and the ephemeral. Through our collaborations Inner City (2011-2012), Inner City Migrations (2013), Incubatio (2013), The Station (2014), Oasis (2016), and Pendulum (2017), Miriam and I developed a common language of materials, gestures, and improvisation, allowing us to use a shared imagination to process real-life experiences.