CORRUGATED COMMUNITY   We can build castles, huts, mazes, tunnels, you name it. These photos are from a Corrugated Community project I partnered on with New Urban Arts. (Funded by The Providence Department of Art, Culture and Tourism.) With 7 teenagers and an assistant, I spent 2 weeks traveling to city parks, building cardboard structures for kids to play in and draw on. We hosted a series of performances and workshops in our cardboard town square each afternoon.

CORRUGATED COMMUNITY

We can build castles, huts, mazes, tunnels, you name it. These photos are from a Corrugated Community project I partnered on with New Urban Arts. (Funded by The Providence Department of Art, Culture and Tourism.) With 7 teenagers and an assistant, I spent 2 weeks traveling to city parks, building cardboard structures for kids to play in and draw on. We hosted a series of performances and workshops in our cardboard town square each afternoon.

 

We can build anything! What do you imagine?

I teach workshops and engage in artist residencies with communities of all kinds.  You collect the cardboard; I arrive with my suitcase of tools and we go hog wild. 

I prefer to work with groups for a week or longer if possible, but I’ve made many a parade in a weekend if that’s all the time you’ve got. I’ve worked with preschoolers to seniors, groups of just a few folks to hundreds at once. I’m into working with teachers to integrate art into classroom curriculum and game to explore alternative currencies for justice-focused activist groups looking to amplify their messaging with visuals. I’ve created programming for libraries and museums to augment public engagement with collections, facilitated the creation of solo suitcase shows for cozy cabarets, and marshaled massive street actions and park pageants. What could we make together???

 
CORRUGATED COMMUNITY   We can build castles, huts, mazes, tunnels, you name it. These photos are from a Corrugated Community project I partnered on with New Urban Arts. (Funded by The Providence Department of Art, Culture and Tourism.) With 7 teenagers and an assistant, I spent 2 weeks traveling to city parks, building cardboard structures for kids to play in and draw on. We hosted a series of performances and workshops in our cardboard town square each afternoon.
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BEASTYATAS   The history of pinata-type art making can be traced to regions all over the world. I take inspiration from the possibilities those other cultures have birthed and interpret the form through my own lens as BEASTYATAS. I build Beastyatas on commission and lead workshops on building them. We can smash to celebrate and/or we can identify fears, injustices, or oppressive forces we want to destroy to inform our creations, and then we figure out what bursts forth from inside. Can culminate in costumed, performative bashing or preserved intact for a future bash…
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