How to Build a Community

Posted on: September 29, 2017
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Handmade cardboard boxes, hand-sewn; letterpress printed, hand- and machine-sewn, hand-embroidered quilt; polyurethaned chipboard floor; hand- and machine-sewn action figures with coptic bound book body parts; pamphlet stitched giveaway zine; custom printed pencils, handmade clipboards 18' x 20' All inspired by shared stories of building community gathered for two years 2009

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BFA Alumni

Major: Sculpture

Graduation Year: 1994

Artist Statement:

My work for the past five years has centered on essential ideas of building community, storytelling, and home. I use printmaking, people's stories, and the book form in non-traditional ways to create books, sculpture and installations.
I am focused on the stories that are directly around me, as well as themes of small town and family. Wendell Berry said, “Because I’ve never separated myself from my home neighborhood, I cannot identify myself to myself apart from it.” This work speaks about my struggle and delight with my own home neighborhood, and my identifications with other small towns and home neighborhoods.