COMMUNITY IS...

A big part of my life, I'm a strong believer in social and environmental responsibility. I use art and my time to be an activist for social change, community engagement and to collaborate for a better tomorrow. I try to be constantly learning, trying new ideas, being involved in projects that push me out of my comfort zone. I try to live a full life, that is not bound by convention, but is always looking for adventure.

 

TOY PRODUCT DESIGN CLASS

Lab Instructor - Industry Expert (Pro-Bono)

University of Minnesota

Toy Product Design is a hands-on project-based design course offered in the Spring semester in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. This course is an introduction to the product design process with a focus on designing for play. 

http://product.design.umn.edu/courses/pdes3711/pages/courseinfo.html

 

JULIETA RADA "AFROZEN"

Designed, constructed, and styled the wardrobe, photo shoot and music video of award winning singer Julieta Rada’s musical album “Afrozen”. Worked closely with the artist to explore her personality and how she wanted to be seen by her fans.  After the music album, continued to create costumes for the album presentation in Uruguay and Argentina.

 

QUEEN

Puppet Costume Design (Pro-Bono)

In the heart of the beast theater

A puppetry tale about the aching journey of grief unravels as a luminous poem in “Queen,” presented by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre.

Centered on a black woman who has lost her grandson to gun violence, the piece entrances with a swell of imagery told through words and a multitude of visual delights.

 

POTTERY

" Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life."

- Or pottery

 

CENSUS

Performer 

Census was a public performance project about how systematic information gathering affects the body, our everyday lives, and our broader communities. This piece was performed by 100 people across a quarter mile of public space from dusk till dawn at the 2016 Northern Spark Festival. 

 

BRUJA

Costume Designer

Choreographer, performer Taja Will creates work using the moving body to explore realities of social consciousness.