this is me
I'm an artist with an innate inclination toward public engagement and community education. My art practice includes photo works, writing, zines, and artist books.
As an educator I'm especially into producing museum-based zines programs and STEAM programming for K-12, as well as leading intergenerational hands-on workshops that get people making things together. I believe learning is fun, and reflecting on our learning is how it lands.
Under the zoetrope banner I focus primarily on photo-based work and writing, often combined in what I call composite compositions. Some projects are ongoing and are updated and adapted across time. Other projects are one-offs. Some projects remain unfinished.
I often look at perception & memory, and what informs one's take on place, self, and the making of meaning.
I've long been interested in language, textual and visual - both are natural, intuitive, and instinctual for me. So, what I make, when I do, is what comes to me most often in some form between word and image, untethered, touching, tandem. That's how this happens - hokey as it sounds.
I hope you find something here that touches you.
Some of my work is published, including:
- mon père
- a poem and photograph in the photography magazine, Ciel Variable, no 17, automne 1991
- à couper le souffle
- a poem, in La revue des animaux, décembre 1993, no 5, published by L'oie de cravan
- landing - le film pour Loïc
- my mother's wedding
- a contributing photo and written piece in the 2014 book Women in Clothes edited by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton, and published by Blue Rider Press, Penguin UK and S. Fischer Verlage
- Slocan Skipping Stones
- 8' x 2' photomural. City Panorama public art exhibition project, King County Metro and Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA. 2016-17. Slocan Skipping Stones wrapped bus shelter 570 at the corner of Union St. and 3rd Ave. in downtown Seattle where it was displayed for one year. The project is funded by 4Culture
- a video contribution to Project 305 a crowdsourced symphony and accompanying video reflecting life in Miami through the lens of its people. 2017
- The Nelken Line Miami
- I joined other Miamians to create Miami's contribution to the public dance performance of Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, part of the Pina Bausch Foundation international dance project
- The Worlds Words Make
- a prose poem in the 2020 book Grabbed, an anthology addressing sexual assault, empowerment, and healing. Published by Beacon Press in the US.
From 2009 - 2014, I had a clothing design company called lib designs. And for a year also had a store called Department of WO'W at the edge of Vancouver's Chinatown on Union Street. Both are now defunct. But it was really fun, and I loved it all. No regrets.