automatic hat self portrait

I am a multidisciplinary artist and designer who is passionate about creative re-use and sustainable art practices. 

The urge to experiment and create poetic absurdity fuels my art making process of improvisational story telling and serendipitous chaos similar to the method known as automatism employed by Dadaists.  As an extension of the body, costumes play a vital role in the art of story telling.  My work is an exploration of how humans perceive, relate to, and understand their own bodies, culture, and experiences. To me, everything is a collage, and in a world of endless possibilities and free association I am drawn towards a haphazard aesthetic conjured into existence by stream of consciousness alteration and assemblage of reappropriated items and textiles. 

I pursue many different forms of art including, but not limited to, mixed media collage, painting, video, projection, installation, puppetry and dollmaking while focusing mainly on costume for live performance and film.

 

found word poem