I’m very excited to be showing a brand new installation of drawings on paper made from sugarcane and shredded plastic waste, alongside work by Michel Varisco and Dan Rule, at the Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery at Delgado Community College in New Orleans. The show opens Thursday, November 1st from 5-7 pm, and will be open through November 25th.
Through a variety of media, we are all addressing the impact of the human gaze on the landscape. Each artist in the show has depicted landscapes devoid of people, literal “no man’s lands,” but bearing strong signs of human imprint and disturbance. Through these works, we are asking the viewer to consider how our relationship with the environment on an individual and collective level has led us to where we are today and what the future for both humans and the land will look like.
As a prompt for creating a viable future, we have purchased a renewable energy certificate (REC) from b-e-f.org which allows electrons from Bull Creek Windfarm near Lubbock, Texas into the grid equaling that of the Isaac Delgado Gallery's month long use of fossil fuel electricity based on the square footage of the space.
From September 2018-January 2019, I will be an artist-in-residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans as part of the Emerging Artist-in-Residence Program
Thank you to Defend New Orleans for this interview about my work, for selling my screen-print that supports the L'eau Est La Vie resistance camp, and for highlighting the struggle against the Bayou Bridge pipeline
I received a $5000 grant from the Platforms Fund, a collaborative re-granting effort of Antenna, Ashe Cultural Center, and Pelican Bomb, with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation, to support the renewable resources that power my installation, Terraforming in the Anthropocene, and to provide workshops there to the community that blend art and sustainability throughout the summer.
"Protect What You Love" screenprint, $25
I made a limited-edition run of screenprints to support the No Bayou Bridge Coalition. All proceeds from this print go to support the L'eau Est La Vie resistance camp to the Bayou Bridge Pipeline #noBBP
Terraforming in the Anthropocene is a new living public installation that will be growing and evolving at Grow Dat Youth Farm in City Park until September 2018.