Artist Statement

Using performance, video, and sculpture, I create art that investigates how place creates and affects identity. Windows with cracking paint appear in works about Ohio, interconnected pathways are navigated by performers for work made in Michigan, the sun shines on repeat for video and neon signs in Arizona. As an artist the place I call home is the central beacon of all my work.

For the past 9 years my practice has included directing and producing circus theater productions, on varying scales of small intimate works that are site specific, to large-cast travelling productions. My specialties are aerial rope, tightwire dancing, and duo trapeze. I believe strongly in pursuing ideas through the lens of experimentation and play, engaging in a community-minded approach that attempts to link the disparate ideas, circumstances, or people through art. In this way the projects I pursue define how I approach my life, cultivating daily practices that connect the brain and body.

Other interests and skills encompass metal fabrication, video editing, screen printing, and costume making. I am enthralled with the ways that sculpture can provide a tactile and immersive situation, while the inherent narrative and ephemeral quality of video harness the time-based essence of experience.

Artist Statement