I’ve worked on a handful of larger projects over the past few years…care to find out more?
Each link goes to a larger project description page.
Labors of Love: an exploration of how generosity builds connections within the craft culture of the book arts community. I spent five weeks on the road meeting people in twenty-three cities. Directors, artists, volunteers, and professors shared their advice and homes with me as personal examples of how generous acts strengthen connections between individuals, their local communities, and the larger craft scene. In repayment, I individually crafted a gift for each participant as a symbol of our time together. Finally, I illustrated a book to share these experiences, which I then transformed into a wall-sized map of this journey.
Hooray! You found me: A public art experiment of sorts to help me discover my new home. I distribute various ephemeral artworks while exploring the city of Chicago through public transportation. I map where I’ve been/where I’m going, and made a zine about what I’ve found out about the idea of home through this. (Fall 2009 – intermittenly ongoing.)
These Are My Prayer Flags: a project focusing on using art in creating relationships through gifting: where the connection created is worth more than the commercial value of the gift itself. I spent time with classmates and teachers, documented these interactions, and then gave each participant with an artwork created specifically for them in honor of their time given to me. We then had a ceremony/party to bring everyone together and pass along these gifts. A unique artist book utilizing remnants of these gifts and printed multiple book objects detailing these interactions/process are forthcoming. (Spring 2010 – ongoing.)
And some general themes in my work: