Yesterday I presented highlights of my arts and writing residency "Clip, Cut, Paste: Piecing Your Stories Together" to DC Public School teachers and administrators. Comprising three main components, my residency explores art (collage, paper decorating, painting); bookmaking (learning various hand made book forms); and creative writing (developing personal narratives) that allow students to honor themselves, their families and community. My residency is part of the Kennedy Center's DC School and Community Initiative. .
I see myself as a visual storyteller. My narrative mixed media art explores the interaction of words, symbols, and imagery in my art making. My craving for the tactile keeps me bound in traditional printmaking and painting— however, my interest in new technologies has pushed me to explore digital processes and the marriage of the two.