January 2019 I will be participating in Mekdes Shebeta's collaborative art project Patching-UP in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Patching-UP includes field-research, workshops, dialog-meetings and a contemporary art exhibition.
I will be presenting "Finding Mekdes" the story of my seismographic drawings.
Next stop Addis Ababa, Ethiopia!
I'm revising my first novel, POWER PLANTS, an adventure story that deals with humanity’s impact on the planet and beginning the research for THE SEED VAULT a quest narrative that will take IOWA from Somalia to Svalbard.
A fundraiser to support my protagonist's trip to Somaliland and Svalbard. I will link her Kickstarter or Go-Fund-Me information here.
I'm sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you...
This photo, a serious attempt at re-enactment, cracks me up.
"The struggle of maturity is to recover the seriousness of the child at play.”
My MFA is in painting and drawing from the University of TN. I also have a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology / African Studies from Rhode Island College.
Shortly after I took a break from painting, to find out what people-who-don’t-paint do, I fell for writing.
Excited to be participating in Patching Up a collaborative arts project in Ethiopia that somehow manages to bridge my far flung interests in art, travel, anthropology, and fiction writing.
POSTCARDS FROM THE ARCTIC - a fundraiser to support my protagonist's trip to Somaliland and Svalbard. I will accompany my protagonist, IOWA, aboard a Barquentine tall ship. She will be traveling to Svalbard on a research excursion to the High Arctic.
$25.00 donations - receive a postcard from IOWA with a factoid from a field scientist on the back.
$150.00 - receive a snail mail or email pen-pal letter from IOWA during her journey to the Svalbard Seed Vault.
$300.00 - receive a hand-drawn postcard from the Barquentine tall ship sailing the High Arctic, with a factoid from a scientist on the back.
$300.00 - climate related audio content from the research ship during its sail to the High Arctic.
$500.00 - accordion book train-drawing from the Bergen-Oslo line.
$2000.00 - gets you a new painting from Madam Taxi (for color junkies only).