Place, Space & Time

 

Since I blur much distinction between my art & life, I often create works that respond directly to my environs, reflecting on the nature of the world in which I live.  Here are some alternative projects, assemblages, drawings, installations and performances that encourage the viewer to engage in place, space & time in new and different ways and rethink how we relate to our world and to one another.  Some of these pieces are even site-specific to their surroundings, in both formal show settings and in more subverted contexts.

Home, 2020
Home, 2020

Drawing and photography commentary on ideal home in stay-at-home orders, created for Corona Maisons.

Horror Writing and Art
Horror Writing and Art

In 2020, I began to be recognized for my horror writing and art and became a regular staff contributor on Haunted MTL in September of that year.

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Wander, April 2020
Wander, April 2020

Part of a series exploring the emotional and mental impacts of COVID through isolation imagery, featuring video from a walk at a local park with recorded sounds, sped up to create dizzying effect.

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Isolation, 2020
Isolation, 2020

Video poetry reading of Isolation created in response to COVID during the stay at home orders.

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Wings Mural, 2019
Wings Mural, 2019

I designed this mural, executed by Newton Murals and Arts for the food truck court across from the courthouse in Newton, KS.

Painted Lady Butterfly, 2018
Painted Lady Butterfly, 2018

One of a series of drawings in pencil on paper of found insects.

Breathe, 2018
Breathe, 2018

Four-part canvas with veined paint Rorschach overlays.

It's All About the Shoes
It's All About the Shoes

It's All About the Shoes was created as a public art project design for Totos Around Town in Wamego, KS and features glittered red shoes on a provided Fiberglas Toto sculpture. This photo was taken during the Kickoff Gala on June 8, 2018.

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ApoCalypso, 2017
ApoCalypso, 2017

Second in a recurring series of postcard "Greetings from the Apocalypse".

Plaza Lights, 2016
Plaza Lights, 2016

Digital art of the holiday lights at the Plaza in Kansas City, MO, printed on chocolate as winner of an art competition.

Home on the Range, 2016
Home on the Range, 2016

Public art phone box installation collaboration with painted backdrop by Jonathan Stangroom and assemblage with gold bison by myself, featuring mail art horse & miniature by Reid Wood & Jack Lattemann.

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Healthy Harvest, May 2016
Healthy Harvest, May 2016

Found brass fruits in plastic bag, buried for a year and dug up again as part of an environmental art show in Provincetown, MA.

Spread Love, March 2016
Spread Love, March 2016

Candy Valentine's Day hearts left out and about to melt as street art in McPherson, KS.

She Kept the Home Fires Burning, 2015
She Kept the Home Fires Burning, 2015

Found apron on hanger filled with wood children's toys and mesquite. Viewers could take a toy if they risked getting splinters from the mesquite.

Everything:Nothing, 2015
Everything:Nothing, 2015

Pill capsules filled with slips of paper reading "Everything" on one side and "Nothing" on the other, originally created as part of a collaboration with Moan Lisa in response to a song by Elliott Smith.

Today Is a Gift, May 2015
Today Is a Gift, May 2015

Gift bows were affixed to various surfaces in Davis Square, Somerville, MA to create an street installation based on the quote by Bil Keane of Family Circus, "...today is a gift... that's why it's called the present."

Regret, Aug. 2014
Regret, Aug. 2014

Environmental commentary on loss with sculpture of apple tree recreated from shredded paper and broken chair, later installed outdoors in Somerville, MA to deteriorate.

The Kansas Sky, July 2014
The Kansas Sky, July 2014

Performances for the Kansas Sky documents a series of performance scores responding to the landscape as shot by Laurel Luckey during a July 2014 trip to Kansas.

July 4 Fireworks!, Feb. 2014
July 4 Fireworks!, Feb. 2014

July 4 Fireworks! was 1 of 250 artist-embellished fiberglass cakes featured in Cakeway to the West, a public art project through STL250 celebrating St. Louis’ 250th anniversary in 2014. Whereas most cakes were placed in permanent locations where viewers scouted them out, this cake was the "roving cake" and appeared in various events including parades, festivals and more until finally coming to rest at the First Baptist Church on Bell Ave.

Hair Cutting Piece, Feb. 2014
Hair Cutting Piece, Feb. 2014

This piece was performed in memory of my father at Fluxfest the weekend after his death.

9th & Hennepin, Nov. 2013
9th & Hennepin, Nov. 2013

Digital collage "And you take on the dreams of the ones who have slept here" in reference to Tom Waits song 9th & Hennepin.

Please Recycle, July 2013
Please Recycle, July 2013

A photograph of my husband's hands and recycle bin as shot at Circus Flora, June 2013, was then presented as a "message in a bottle." The 14 bottles were found intact as litter on July 19 on a walk within a mile of my house. These bottles drew attention to refuse, a throw-away ideology, and a lack of proper trash cans.

Little Black Dress, summer 2012
Little Black Dress, summer 2012

Little Black Dress was a local St. Louis traveling exhibition of i-phone photographs documenting myself in a distinctive "little black dress" as shot by Charles G. Wilbur, throughout the region during summer 2012. The exhibition traveled to various St. Louis venues from 2013 - 2014, with photographs framed singularly and in groupings, and were shown in conjunction with several interactive projects.

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Au Naturel, 2012
Au Naturel, 2012

This outfit was among a series of modified dresses altered with faux plants and flowers.

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