On July 19th 2014, I learned that my longtime friend, artist, and collaborator, Pippin Roe, had died. Weeks later, I was again hit with shocking news that Pippin’s death was likely the result of murder. The following January, a reporter writing a piece on Pippin contacted me through social media. At first I was skeptical, but it wasn’t long before I realized she was diligent digging through hard-to-find clues on a case that had been largely ignored by the media and didn’t seem like a priority for authorities. The story, publish on January 22, 2015, went beyond tragic circumstances surrounding Pippin’s death, speaking to her life and artistic work – much of which was featured in the article.
December 1st-3rd, 2002, my puppet portraits were shown at the Harm Reduction Art Room, curated by Dopesick SF as part of the the Harm Reduction Coalition Conference at the Sheridan Seattle Hotel.
In 1996, I was the recipient of the Art of Leadership award at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where I was pursuing my BFA in studio arts. At SAIC, I studied a broad range of art including performance, puppetry, video art, sound art, site-specific installation, photography (analogue and digital), sculpture, drawing, painting, creative writing, and art history, theory, and criticism.