the power of connection

connecting the ANDs.

the power of connection.

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.

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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.  We can create individually or collaboratively.  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 the custom, collaborative art making experiences above, connecting the ANDs currently manifests in the following modes:

self portrait series
(an original series of works being created for a unique exhibit in 2019 - and beyond)

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collaborative traveling art project
(creating artwork with communities across the globe)

classes and creativity camps
(through Roots + Wings School of Art and Design, my school in Asheville, we are utilizing the connecting the ANDs in the local Asheville community)

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