Portfolio samples

 

Land Lines

2017 Pioneer Works

Line drawings responding to environmental audio using my custom software Audio Peak Etcher

 

2017 LANDLINES 10th Annual OptoSonic Tea at PIONEER WORKS April 2017 Projections: Line drawings responding to environmental audio

LANDLINES 10th Annual OptoSonic Tea at PIONEER WORKS April 2017 Projections: Line drawings responding to environmental audio

LANDLINES 10th Annual OptoSonic Tea at PIONEER WORKS April 2017 Projections: Line drawings responding to environmental audio

 

 

Far Away, Installation

2017/18 The Wild Project

When approached, a large projection of a volcano begins to disintegrate. Simultaneously, illustrations of the poem The Drowned Horse appear on the opposite side of the room. “Far Away, installation” demonstrates the US’s propensity towards disruption, represented by a volcano which is affected by our very presence. The volcano’s “lava” is the imagery of the poem spilling into the room. The poem ” The Drowned Horse by Pablo Antonio Cuadra warned of the US invasion of Nicaragua. The imagery is also in physical form (drawings on paper) on the third wall of the space.

 

 

 

Sanctuary at Sanctuary City

Governors Island Residency 2019

Motion activated Syrian poems on through window

Ami Yamasaki performs at opening of show

 

 

 

 

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Stream

EV Gallery 2022

This projection (of refugees traveling) water projections over video of traveling through  jungles (with narration of three Asylum seekers) This projection will pause every 78 seconds for us is to stop and consider the fact that as of July 2022, 1 in every 78 people is displaced.

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The Problem of Memory

Harvestworks solo show 2014

When participants talk into one of the provided microphones,  the visuals are impacted — and this impact is recorded and looped in the next visual rotation— creating a permanent mark. Participants can listen using earphones to the various tracks created

 

 

 

The Man from Eritrea

2021 EV Gallery

Scrolling text in storefront (7pm- 7am) of narration of refugee, and motion activated projections on wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I’m not telling you what to do but you have to do it”

2016vSilent Barn, 5 month installation Braille lights are projected when you walk up the stairs. The staircase is lined with canvasses of sewed braille that say” I am not telling you what to do but you have to do” which is a line from a narration by someone I met in Nicaragua. As you walk up the stairs, you activate the entire narrative, which discusses the role of American imperialism as creator of Central American poverty.

light braille

I know how to smile for tourists

 

 

Flamboyan Theater; VJ work with Ab Uno Pluribus (2014-2019) using my custom software APE

 

2013, Mountains projected on trees

 

 

A few Paintings

2016 station 11, ink, charcoal, chalk on paper

"non confrontational" charcoal, water color, ink drawing with photo 3

“non-confrontational” 2012  watercolor, ink drawing with photo#3 36×24

“protection” charcoal, water color, ink drawing with photo 3

 

Women waiting on line, watercolor and gouache on paper 14 x16 (part of my immigrant and refugee project), 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M. Artola river to the sea 2023 24 x 32 oil on canvas

river to the sea 2023 24 x 32 oil on canvas

“Border Lands” oil on wood 12×16 2020

border walls; oil on wood 12 x 14, 12 x 12, 9 x 12