A Rough Couple of Weeks
Two weeks ago, I thought my cat was going to die, but to my overwhelming relief, she came home after a few days in the hospital with a hefty daily medicine regimen. Then the starving, sickly stray cat we had fed outside turned out to belong to our elderly neighbor, who claims to be feeding …
Light as a Stone
Stones are thought of as heavy, motionless, unremarkable. Here they are reimagined in wire to be light, responsive to slight air movements, and framed as objects of attention. An exploration of volume and organic shapes.
I know it’s not much, but I was thinking of you. Rest in peace, sweet lady.
After a couple of months in Dayton, I’m still trying to wrap my head around Ohio. Both the Pacific Northwest and the South seem to have distinct characters, but I don’t quite understand the aesthetic of the Midwest. Dayton definitely has a couple of things going for it, though. One is a fantastic local beer …
Rewilding: Walking as an Aesthetic Practice
Link to my website documenting my fall 2020 walking practice for ARTS 364: The Walking Seminar at UNC Chapel Hill. https://tarheels.live/rewilding/
Portrait exchange organized through Lien Truong at UNC Chapel Hill.
Project Overview — Start Here!
How did the turfgrass lawn become a staple in the American suburban aesthetic? And why are they still so popular, when we know now that they’re largely ecological dead zones that do little to support urban and suburban ecosystems?
Rethink Your Lawn!: Major Takeaways for Design Anthropology
An at-a-glance summary of the scholarship informing my practice this semester, from readings in history and anthropology to art and geography.
Rethink Your Lawn! Concept Mockups
View the project overview here and the entire project here. Project goal: to brighten downtown with regionally specific art, to invite Dayton residents to explore the overlooked historical context of the American lawn, and to empower Dayton citizens to make ecologically informed decisions about their outdoor space. This project represents a synthesis of applied anthropology …