Dreamland was announced last Friday, the 15th, as one of the five finalists for the Awesome Portland Grant. Last night, November 21st, Dreamland gave a 3 minute presentation at The Oregon Public House and was voted by Awesome Portland’s board of trustees to receive the grant! Hip Hip Hurray! Dreamland is going to take over the…… Continue reading Awesome Portland Picks Dreamland!!!!
Home: (an excavation) 1984 – 1989
MFA Practicum Installation Home: (an excavation) 1984-1989. (2013) Installation. Hydrastone, fabric, 2×4’s, dirt, pier blocks. This project was an abstracted reconstruction of a home I lived in from 1984 – 1989. The time in that house held many traumatic experiences and the memory to have a strong hold on life 25/30 years later. By studying…… Continue reading Home: (an excavation) 1984 – 1989
History: Timeline, Map & Emotional Graph
Hydrastone, 2 x 4s, burlap, canvas, thread, wall paper, yarn, 18″ x 12″ x 15″. 2012. These are images from my corner of the mid-year open house. It was the end of the term show – an installation. This work is related to Home: (an excavation) 1984 – 1989, which was the thesis project for…… Continue reading History: Timeline, Map & Emotional Graph
I put a map up in the studio and asked my classmates and any visitors to mark the places in the world they have lived. I provided needles threaded with a neon green thread and everyone stitched their cities they lived in, creating connecting lines between each place. (world map, canvas, acrylic gel medium, thread)
I was commissioned to make a couple of costumes for a friend of mine (Nan Curtis) for her neighborhood group that is raising funds to turn some land in her neighborhood into a park. Anyways, she wanted me to make adult sized costumes – a bird and a tree. I ended up making a doug fir tree…… Continue reading Costumes
Animal Alphabet was influenced by some research I was doing about education. I was reading about project based education and was thinking about how my children learn. I wanted to try out some of these ideas so started this animal alphabet project as a way to introduce subjects to talk about and study with…… Continue reading Animal Alphabet
This a reuse project I am doing for my boys school. I took the old vinyl mat covers from the mat’s that split and pulled them apart, cut some of them up to make straps and sewed them into aprons or smocks for art projects at the school, Escuela Viva. If you are interested in…… Continue reading Art Smocks
Photo series inspired by Exquisit Corpse game and Sally Mann – and, really, just being with my boys.
12 Minutes at Play
This quilt is the result of a collaboration with my husband, Brandon Conway. We filmed our 2 boys at play in the living room for a 45 minutes period of time, Brandon then wrote a computer program using MAX MSP that followed the movement of the boys based on their shirt color, (Alvah in orange,…… Continue reading 12 Minutes at Play