All ideas, histories, and particles are connected and alive.

image credit: Joanie Schwarz

image credit: Joanie Schwarz


Creating, Collaborating, Teaching


I am a community engaged artist working to foster creativity in all ages and abilities. Patterns in nature and goals of increasing health on many scales inspire my work in a range of modes: sculpture, collaborations, and communication. I am an organizing member of EcoCultureLab, and teach communications and creative media students at Champlain College. I work to connect volunteers, patients, families and caregivers with the arts in the hospital coordinating Art from the Heart, a program of Burlington City Arts and UVM Medical Center.


MFA Goddard College. Interdisciplinary Arts: Community Engagement, Teaching, Ecological Arts.
BFA Rhode Island School of Design. Sculpture.


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Selected Press

Intervention and Mother Earth’s Future
Artist Profile
’Of Land & Local’ Exhibit Contemplates Place

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Artist’s Statement

All ideas, histories and particles are interconnected and alive. How do we treat materials, how do we treat each other? What is lost, and what can be found? I seek by creating art. Art to build knowledge, beauty and appreciation 
of the spirited complexities of our world. Art to nurture biophilia. 

Focusing on ecological issues including energy, health and resources.
 Exploring and playing with our habits of consumption and creativity.
 Collaborating with
 materials, processes and cycles from
 technologic to organic growth and decay, to 
relating and creating with groups and individuals. Grappling with understanding and inviting the re-envisioning of our patterned worlds:

grotesque, sublime and beautiful.