My motto is “by any media necessary.” I design interactions for audiences by using hybrid approaches combining images, sounds, movement, and found objects. My socially engaged, participatory art work takes many forms. The projects range from sculptures made of oyster mushrooms that are used for bioremediation, films processed in mint tea and yeasts, and guided walks about the lithium mining industry.
I’m a member of the Prison and Neighborhood Arts project, a Certified Interpretive Guide, and a volunteer with Openlands’ TreeKeeper program. I studied at Oberlin College and Carnegie Mellon University, where I received an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art. I also hold a certificate in Environmental Urban Design from Archeworks in Chicago. I live in Chicago and teach in the Media Studies program at North Central College in Naperville, IL.