MEADlab
MEADlab

I was invited by MEAD – Maine Environmental Artists and Designers to come up to visit and share with te group. I was interested in creating an interactive experience and learning model that would result in some tangible outcomes for the group. I proposed a one day workshop that led with storytelling and transformed into […]

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 […]

Insert ____ Here with 350.org 2011
Insert ____ Here with 350.org 2011

Insert ____ Here 2011 was a re-imagining of the project I created in 2008. This time I collaborated with 350.org to make it huge! And global. We wanted to put the power of creative thinking in the hands of community organizations and give people a chance to think positively in the face of climate change. […]

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 […]

Ripples
Ripples

  I came up with a quick (and I hope fun) project to use in place of presenting my work ay the Creative Capital/Creative Time workshop on Real Community Engagement. I wrote the words “power” “memory” and “change” on three small stones. I gave them to people in the workshop and asked that they use […]

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 […]

(Intra)structure
(Intra)structure

(Intra)structure is a a collaboration with Renata Mann, artist and jewelry maker. Her fiber-based work is on a personal scale. My vegetative-based work is on an urban scale. We were interested in bridging those two points. We created (Intra)structure, a vascular and modular growing system for epiphytic and climbing plants. The pieces are connected by […]

Fashioning Self and the Environment, Textile Arts Center
Fashioning Self and the Environment, Textile Arts Center

I will be participating with Seeding the City and a new collaborative project with Renata Mann, (Intra)Structure. Textile Arts Center and environmental fiber artist, Abigail Doan, are hosting an evening open house for Earth Day 2011! This will be an opportunity to explore ideas related to fashioning self and our shared environment. Invited artists and local […]

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