March 15, 2012
I am an Artist, Activist, Woods and Dirt Person!
In these last 25 years of making art, I have moved away from a gallery focus and toward making and showing art for Communities and Community spaces. I have come to believe in the importance of Art that is made to be shared in the places we live, on the streets we walk, and in our everyday lives. In these many years I have learned that all of my experiences, loves, nightmares, adventures, quandaries and questions are exquisite fuel for my work. Living fully and bringing that full life to my Art is the nature of my process. Over the years I have formed a deep connection and love of the natural world; the woods, mountains, creatures and dirt. The recognition of this symbiotic relationship between the human and non human planet and its profound importance has become a central theme in my work.
In recent years, I have begun to focus on the interweaving of social justice and these connections and disconnections to our natural world. In my Art I am using these ties and bonds to nature and creatures as a support to lift up those involved in the struggles for social justice. As bugs, bats, vines, eggs, seeds, fish, owls, trees and bones mix and intertwine in my work, they connect us to the planet and to each other, they loop into lungs and out of mouths and they tie everything together.
My Art is the lens through which I am trying to understand this world and I hope the work I create can offer others the possibility of exploration into their own connections and relationships with the earth, their activism, and our global community.
I am currently putting all of my efforts into a project called Roots To Resistance.Roots To Resistance is a Public Art project which is sharing the stories, voices, and critically important work of 12 Women Activists, with people and Communities across the entire Globe using: large scale painted portraits, Global Postcard and Postering Campaigns and traveling Community installations and performances.
"The most important goal and my deepest hope for the Roots to Resistance project; is not to change the World by changing a broken system from the top down but to use the stories of these women to connect us all to this Planet, to it and to each other, which I hope WILL change the World."
Links To learn more about the Roots To Resistance Project:
Link to my just launched video and Kickstarter Campaign:
ROOTS TO RESISTANCES IS PROFOUNDLY DEDICATED TO HELPING YOU SHARE YOUR LINKS MESSAGES AND CAMPAIGNS SO IF YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION HAVE STORIES, CAMPAIGNS, MISSION STATEMENTS OR A WEBSITE LINK THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE PLEASE MAKE CONTACT AND LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN HELP.