I am inspired by the urge to create. I am at my happiest when I am making, reimaging, recycling, and restoring. Making art is the greatest adventure you can have without leaving the house!
2.) What attracted you to the Medicine Ball platform?
My work is very narrative, but tells stories like a dream - with a lot of room for symbolism, drama, and interpretation. I was interested to see what tales playwrights and poets would divine from my art.
3.) Who influenced/influences you, as an artist?
Robert Rauschenberg, Kiki Smith, Cindy Sherman, Kehinde Wiley
4.) Define "Unity" in your own words.
Unity- togetherness in the face of adversity.
5.) A glass of Two Buck Chuck - or a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon?
I love cheap wine, but there is something really refreshing about a PBR after a long day.
6.) What is your favorite museum in Seattle and why?
My favorite museum in Seattle is the Museum of Pop (formerly the Experience Music Project). I love how they make examining pop culture with a critical lens fun. Someone who isn't "arty" can go in there and have a great museum experience. It's like a gateway drug to other arts and culture experiences.
7.) Name one thing we can all agree on.
In today's political climate it is more important than ever for artists to work together. Community is important, and cross-discipline projects like Medicine Ball strengthen our ties.