Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, I will be presenting episode one from Model Killer: Giant Crimes + Tiny Cover-Ups at Automata in Los Angeles as part of the Live Arts Exchange [LAX] Festival. A disgruntled dollhouse maker turned investigator transforms herself into a blood thirsty serial killer in this noir walk-through puppetry experience that uses fragments of dollhouses as staging areas. Space is limited to 12 participants at a time. Get tickets.Continue reading “Model Killer at LAX Festival”
From August 21 – September 1, 2023 I was a artist in residence and fellow at the Ucross Foundation in Clearmont, Wyoming (population 26). While in residence, I met artists from around the country, swam in a river with a rescue dog, rode a bike in a windstorm, took in the clouds, and ate exquisite food. As I recalibrated my senses, I opened myself up to the vibrations of the landscape. Wildlife encounters included deer, sheep, chickens, wild turkeys, insects, and avoiding rattlesnakes.
In the studio, I developed designs for Model Killer: Giant Crimes + Tiny Cover-Ups in advance of viewings on October 21 and 22 at Automata in Los Angeles as part of the Live Arts Exchange [LAX] Festival curated by Los Angeles Performance Practice . Here’s a sneak peak of some of the dollhouse wallpapers.
February 13 – March 9, 2023, at El Camino College Art Gallery I’m showing Wall Dolls A1-I18 from the (In)/Animate Objects collection as part of the exhibition, Telling Stories. (In)Animate Objects is a body of work consisting of thousands of decaying rag dolls that explore frailty, impermanence, and the insatiable need for love at the heart of the obsessional life. At the gallery, I will be showing 162 dolls from the collection alongside a video that explains their origins.Continue reading “(In)/Animate Objects, Wall Dolls A1-I18, El Camino College Art Gallery (Torrance)”
Yesterday I woke up to news that my high school art teacher had died. He was loving, kind, generous, and sassy. He introduced me to artists and movements. He helped me get through a transitional period and into art school. He helped a lot of people survive and become who they are today. He made life more worth living.Continue reading “When Teachers Are Heroes”
In April, The Puppetry Journal printed a review of Object of Her Affection by Marissa Fenley as part of its coverage of the Chicago International Puppet Theatre Festival.Continue reading “Puppetry Journal – review of “Object of Her Affection””
March 3rd to April 3rd, 2022, a photograph from a workshop of Model Killer: Giant Crimes + Tiny Cover-ups is part of the exhibition, American Puppet Theater Today: The Photography of Richard Termine presented by the Jim Henson Foundation. American Puppet Theater Today is one of two exhibitions presented in parallel at Galerie Outremont as part of the Festival de Casteliers in Montréal. The companion exhibit, The Art of Basil Twist is presented by Tandem Otter Productions.Continue reading “American Puppet Theater Today, Galerie d’Outremont Montréal”
February 2nd, 2022, while attending a Silver Lake Neighborhood Council meeting, I was nominated for an at-large seat on the governing board that had been vacated. I accepted the nomination, was voted in, and am looking forward to connecting with and serving my neighborhood as a representative.Continue reading “Silverlake, at-large”
In a review of Object of Her Affection at the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, Ann Boland wrote on her blog, that the performance was “weird, amazing, funny, endearing, way over-the-top”.Continue reading “Object of Her Affection, Ann Boland Review”
January 27 – 29th, 2020 I performed Object of Her Affection at Links Hall as part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. Object of Her Affection is a solo object and puppet-based performance art piece centered on a woman, who in her search for true love develops intimate relationships with inanimate objects.Continue reading “Object of Her Affection – Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival”
The Fall 2021 Edition of The Puppetry Journal profiled the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, including Object of Her Affection, which performed as part of the festival.Continue reading “Object of Her Affection, Puppetry Journal”