solid sound

Mass MoCA was again host to Wilco's three day music and art festival and I had the privilege of being a participating artist. I brought my Airstream studio to the festival and provided an interactive art experience. The event was a joyfest. Together we celebrated the happiness shared in the midst of inspiring art. Everyone tried on masks, built forts and took at peak into my little textile world. It really was the best ever.

 

 

suncatchers

When I was a child, my grandmother taught me how to sharpen crayons onto wax paper and melt the wax with an iron. This year I have revisiting this technique with young artists. I recently experimented with another medium to make a more durable product. By melting crayons onto clear vinyl, I have been able to make this resilient, vibrant, new textile. The process is super fun and great to share with kids. We have been adhering the vinyl & wax textile onto dowel rod triangles with velcro corners to construct mini suncatcher forts. 

flying cloud

This spring I worked with the Flying Cloud Institute to develop a curriculum for third grade students to learn science concepts through art making. We focused on heredity and making our own dog dolls. 

always crocheting

I am always crocheting. Here are some things I made this year, in between the bigger projects.

residency at msb

Here is an excerpt from my residency in the elementary classroom at the Montessori School of the Berkshires. For six months we came together to make art, explore identity, and design a character which became our collaborative butterfly sculpture. The experience was enriching and an honor to get to spend so much time with these 45 students.