Graduate portfolios

  • the other opinion, inkjet print, 12"x18".
    the other opinion, inkjet print, 12"x18".
  • American Patriotic, performance and multimedia installation.
    American Patriotic, performance and multimedia installation.
  • Paper Gunsmith. Paper, photo prints, mixed media, performance, 90"x34"x17".
    Paper Gunsmith. Paper, photo prints, mixed media, performance, 90"x34"x17".
  • hair project. video installation, human hair, various accessories.
    hair project. video installation, human hair, various accessories.
  • Growing up American. Video installation, coloring book, various accessories.
    Growing up American. Video installation, coloring book, various accessories.
  • Fort Gondo performance. Inkjet prints, two 11.5"x16", one 28"x23".
    Fort Gondo performance. Inkjet prints, two 11.5"x16", one 28"x23".
Statement 

Growing up the daughter of a special education instructor and myself being diagnosed with learning disabilities, the learning process has always captivated me. As a child, personal comprehension relied on multiple sensory learning techniques. Using my hands, I learned to multiply; visiting historical sites and museums, I contextualized the past; and watching videos, I understood relationships between disparate concepts. Congruently, my works incorporate sight, sound, smell, and touch in order to completely immerse my audience in an interactive, theatrical, and educational space. Whether I am focusing on who I am in relation to the larger American identity, how memory contorts reality, or what the physical and mental effects of stressors are, I center my creative process on correlational research. This research includes scavenging through archives, listening to stories, and meeting with experts on each desired topic. Through all these information-gathering techniques, my efforts lie in understanding our compartmentalized consciousness of the subjective, political space in which we live that is ridden with exclusion, territorialism, and pain.