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RECENT WORK

Goleta–San Marcos Pass Area Stratigraphy

2024 (Work in Progress)

Hand-braided yarn cords

 

This work is part of a growing collection of cords referencing the varied geologic formations found within Goleta. The individual cords are woven with a Japanese Marudai loom used for Kumihimo, a traditional Japanese art form of making braids and cords. The colors and various cord patterns represent the visual appearance and textures associated with the lithology in the formations.

Sections included: Franciscan, Jalama, and Juncal

As One

2024

Hand-dyed silk (indigo), hand-dyed and braided cotton cord (indigo), gold pigment, and gold thread.

120“ h x 46” w

Using Japanese kimono dyeing techniques, this silk banner evokes the scene of diving down into an underwater channel. The floral-like shapes are in reference to a non-toxic species of bioluminescent plankton, Pyrocystis fusiformis. Pyrocystis fusiformis has been observed forming a symbiotic relationship with a species of foraminifera: Globigerinoides sacculifer.

Monterey Memories

2023

Naturally-Dyed Textiles

60" x 120" x 1"

Private Commission. A continuation of naturally-dyed work based on geologic processes.

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GOOD DIRT

2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition

This body work is based on the rocks, plants, ecological systems I came to know while in residence at UC Santa Barbara. Leaning into the hyperlocal, I have fused together field studies, material research, textiles, and sculpture.

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Interactive Soft Sculpture
2023

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Generative and Collaborative Ceramics
2023

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Risograph Print (Edition of 100)

2023

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PROJECTS

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Contact Metamorphism

Video
2022

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almost endlessly

Multichannel Video Performance
2021

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Orientations (2018–2021)

This body of work comprises identity-focused explorations rooted in personal experiences.​​

FIELD
OBSERVATIONS

Watercolor Studies

Field Sketches

Field Scans

(With Trnio)

Microscopic Imagery

PRINT &
ILLUSTRATION