Art of the Estuaries, an Indigenous Art Show

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It was such an honor to work with these artists as the curator for this show and to invite you to see their compelling works. Stop by and check it out during open gallery hours and join us for the Artist Reception on September 20!

The Featured image is “Squaxin’s Salish Sun” by Joseph Seymour.

We can all use a little hope.

It was an honor to unveil a new Climate Art and Action Project at the Festival of the Steh-Chass’s youth camp yesterday. I worked with over 30 youth, discussing climate change, sea level rise, and the impacts they are already witnessing. And, of course, solutions. The smoke from western forest fires had only recently cleared and was fresh in their minds. Continue reading “We can all use a little hope.”

Design Collaboration: Less Waste, More Food

*Make sure to scroll to the bottom to see the Art in Action!

At the beginning of March, I kicked off the¬†Less Waste, More Food Art in Action Project with 4 design workshops, involving 100 students, at Salish Middle School and North Thurston High School. In these workshops, I presented about the problems of wasting food. In the US we waste 40% of the food we grow! This wasted food has huge social and environmental impacts, including: Continue reading “Design Collaboration: Less Waste, More Food”

Artist Statement

I recently updated my artist statement for a proposal and thought I would share! 

My artworks explore the interface between participant, viewer, and subject, resulting in immersive works that compel change. They are process oriented, drawing from relevant environmental and social issues. The finished artworks themselves are multi-layered, pulling the viewer in. The underlying collaboration and community participation is Art in Action. Continue reading “Artist Statement”