I never wanted to be right…
I never wanted to be right...

I didn’t set out to be a prophet(ess). I never wanted it to happen. I only took the published facts and translated them into a physical and visual indicator. In fact, I was hoping that I could bring the conversation to light in order that we might avoid this. We were lucky. Bloomberg & Cuomo […]

A Year Without Art Update, or Rhythms of Life
A Year Without Art Update, or Rhythms of Life

Well, here I am, about half way through an entire year without art. I’ve done some doodling, I’ve springpad-ed some ideas and inspiration and read a lot of blogs. But I haven’t *made* anything. I’ve also done some interviews (here) and I’ve been doing some advising (I’m really excited about this), am included in some […]

A Year Without Art
A Year Without Art

Many of you already know that I made a decision to take a year off from “art.” What you may not know is why I came to this decision or how it wil manifest – what are the rules by which I am playing? First of all, the why. I have a practice that is […]

Why Create a HighWaterLine Learning Guide?
Why Create a HighWaterLine Learning Guide?

It’s not uncommon for artists and their practice to enter the classroom. I have had the honor to do so on a couple of occasions. Back in 2007 when I was creating the original HighWaterLine project, I teamed up with Solar One‘s education department to take kids on a tour of their nearby HighWaterLine to see […]

HighWaterLine Action Guide
HighWaterLine Action Guide

For a long time I have wanted to share the power of the HWL project – the experience from researching local climate change, the experience of being out on the street and having real conversations with your own neighbors. I wanted it to be available around the world. Now I am working with Patricia Watts […]

Writing a perfect artist’s statement
Writing a perfect artist's statement

Okay, so I doubt that it will be perfect, but every step is a step closer right? I am working on yet another grant application and am using excerpts from recent applications to try to rewrite a CLEAR and CONCISE statement. The statement will be followed by more specific descriptions in regards to the images […]

Connecting with artists around the world
Connecting with artists around the world

If there was a way to connect with other artists working on environmental issues in a non-traditional way, would that be useful to you? I had a great meeting with Theresa von Wuthenau, founder of Imagine2020, an arts organization which is an umbrella for 11 presenters around Europe who are presenting work on climate change […]

A nice interview with me…
A nice interview with me...

An excerpt from the wonderful interview that Wave Hill conducted, edited and published in the Remediate/Re-vision catalog [pdf]: My engagement with the environment has evolved over time. I first started working three-dimensionally after moving to New York City. The urban environment felt like a place where one had to make an effort to engage with nature, and […]

That elusive work/life balance
That elusive work/life balance

I am an artist. I create public and social practice art. I am a mother, I have an amazing toddler with whom I want to spend as much time as possible. I am a wife who treasures her relationship with her husband and strives to stay connected and present. I am a teacher, I share […]

Why my website looks like this
Why my website looks like this

I recently redesigned my website. There’s a lot more information (text) and a mix of projects, proposals and blog posts. So why did I chose to do this? My work is cross-pollinatory (new word?) And so it is important to give somewhat equivalent weight to thoughts, proposals and realized projects. They all bear weight on […]

Art Remix
Art Remix

So I have another idea for a project. It stemmed from loooking at a project by an artist whose work I really love and thinking about what I would like to do with it… I have a couple of artist projects I want to do that with and it might be fun/freeing to do a […]

How Do We Connect

New York City is an interesting place. Eight million people in a relatively small radius of space all crossing paths on sidewalks, roads, trains… Most of us live in buildings with at least 2 other families/residents and some live in buildings with hundreds or even thousands? of other residents. Sometimes we are friends with people […]

Change in Attitude

I am a generous person. I really dont believe in scarcity and i genuinely celebrate the triumphs of other artists. So when during Cop15 a friend sent me a link to a project a lot like HighWaterLine, I responded back “oh wow, that’s so cool! I’m really glad there are other projects like HWL out […]

Four feet for food and NY-Utopia

Another couple of project ideas 🙂 FOUR FEET FOR FOOD It stems from a project idea that i had a while ago that was a more generalized sustainability project, i am thinking now to refine/define the space for some aspect of food production. Participants will donate 4 square feet of apartment floor or inside or […]

The View from Within

Taking a moment to post on my now under-utilized and neglected blog. Gone are the days of maintaining 2, 3, or even 4 blogs, these days it difficult enough to write a 140 character tweet or facebook update. And wow, how the landscape has changed over the years. Not just for me personally or professionally, […]

Trying not to get too personal
Trying not to get too personal

As many of you may know (or have inferred) from this blog, that while I am more than happy to openly share insight, thoughts, processes, secrets and trivia about my creative practice, I rarely share information about my personal life. In order to offer a bit of an explanation for my long absence though, I […]

Why my latest project is a FAILURE and why that is AWESOME!
Why my latest project is a FAILURE and why that is AWESOME!

Okay, so you probably know that I have been working on the Seeding the City project for over two years now. And this past September the project launched! YAY! It was a long time in the planning stages. So the point of the project was to find a handful of people who were interested in […]

Things on my mind

And no, Georgia isn’t currently one of them. Although Savannah is really pretty and the food is good. I’ve been busy trying to get a bunch of the pieces of the Summer & Fall’s projects in place, including: Collecting water bottles & other materials for Paths of Desire. If you have access to water bottles […]


As part of a recent application, I included a research project that I want to undertake which I am calling Collaboratory. Here’s a little more about it: Collaboratory will initiate discussions on public and private spaces and experiment with collective remediation. Collaboratory, will occur as a series of conversations (many of which will be public) […]

Invisible lines – invisible lives

I was recently invited to speak about my work as part of a Pratt colloquium whose theme is the urban landscape. I asked the organizer if perhaps I could design an interactive project for the students to participate in and then spend the time discussing that project instead of me coming in to lecture (yes […]

Interventionist Public Art — A Curriculum

The other morning I tweeted about having some ideas on designing curriculum around social interventionist art. A few things got me thinking about this, 1) conversations i have had with similar artists about the somewhat unique set of skills needed to create s.i.a, 2) a friend who just got a job designing new curriculum on […]

How I am like the MoMA, or the launch of the Fine Art Foster Program

Okay, so I’m not really much like the MoMA, or even like a NaNO–MoMA (but I do like InterCaPs). When I was in grad school, I read somewhere about the enormous number of artworks that the MoMA owns that literally never get put on display. (Insert here myths about a vast underground labyrinth of treasures). […]

Power to the people – calling for an artists’ union

So you’ve heard me call for it before (and mentioned here and here) – a union of artists. To ensure fair pay and fair practices. So that we quit underselling ourselves. So that institutions realize the full value of the work that an artist puts into creating the finished piece (whatever form that might take). […]

a reason to love social networking

last night, i was working on my presentation for the talk that I am getting ready to give at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. The talk is using HighWaterLine as a jumping off point for discussing the role that artists and designers can play in the larger scheme of environmental policy and planning. […]

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