connecting the ANDs

connecting the ANDs.

yes and no - with and without - old and new - to and from - some and none - near and far

In the space between words lies the connection, and in that connection is the power to transform, connect and build. The connecting the ANDs project is an evolving entity encompassing art, discussion and community building that spans the distances between us.

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It is my hope that this project will connect people across borders
and of all ages
and ethnicities
and religions
and genders

Through the universal language of art, building and impacting relationships new and old.

I believe that understanding only comes through real connection.  As a visual artist with a background in architecture and education, my art practice thrives on dialogue.  My investigation has created a substantial body of work that examines the fragments of experience, place and circumstance that combine to create the essence of identity. My foundation in architecture - specifically the practice of working closely with clients in the creative process - along with my training as an educator have steered me towards using my art practice as a conduit between communities, exploring and bridging the spaces between us. 

This is connecting the ANDs.

I am available for on-site collaborative art sessions for individuals or groups looking to connect with their own stories, or with the stories of the people around them. In what is a truly transformative process, I guide participants with visual language into a better understanding of themselves.  Site-specific projects, team building and conflict resolution workshops are intensive events with a profound impact. I can also devise collaborative art-making projects for business events and retreats, conventions, workplace training and professional development scenarios.

In addition to bespoke collaborative art making experiences, connecting the ANDs currently manifests in the following modes:

self portrait series

collaborative traveling art project

Visit these pages on the Roots + Wings School of Art and Design website to see how we are utilizing the same concepts in connecting the ANDs in the local Asheville community: 

talk with our hands social justice series

classes and creativity camps

Send us a note below if you would like to help support this project or help us with our next chapter of global travels through connecting the ANDs:

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