Site specific, interactive installation for the Ephemeral exhibition at Art Gym Denver. Life sized puppets on a 20' wall activated by motion sensors. Featuring a live performance of human dancers interacting with paper dancers. 2017
Programming, Learning to Curtsey
Kinetic Collage, back-lit with motor driven cam system.Thinking about gender roles and how it's so deeply integrated into culture. Little girls are programmed to curtsey like little robots.
Kinetic Collage, back-lit with motor driven cam system.Depicts a loose narative of the afterlife.
Doll House Dreams
Kinetic Collage, back-lit with motor driven cam system. Depicts a surreal dream of carnival proportions.
Kinetic Collage, back-lit with motor driven cam system. A nauseating commentary on the anxiety, stress and general malaise caused by the current political climate.
Kinetic collage using a DC motor and custom lights. A girl appears to be ordinary, watching television, but there is something hidden deep inside of her subconscious.
Kinetic Collage, back-lit with motor driven cam system. A depiction of angst, anxiety and that feeling of crawling in your skin. Inspired by Pink Floyd's "The Wall."
At the Swamp (Finger Puppet Theater)
Kinetic Collage with glove controller. Moving fingers in the gloves activate movement on this narrative of mythical swamp creatures.
Kinetic Collage. Viewer can control the speed of the motors and motion in accordance with their own anxiety.
A Kinetic Selfie
Immersive installation using a large DC motor powered mobile with transparent prints and projected vortex. Viewers are invited to step inside of my metaphoric head and take a look at the subconscious memories and concepts that drive me.
Souls in Jars
Projection Mapping. I went out into the creek one night and captured a variety of souls stuck between her and the afterworld. I keep them in jars.
3D Collage. I captured some of my dreams and I keep them in tiny jars.
Free Poetry from the Universe
Performance Art. A variety of machines mix up words and phrases, and a claw machine randomly selects them to go into a blender, which whirrs them up onto a sticky sheet of clear paper to produce free poetry from the Universe. Viewers take home a unique poem that was serendipitously made for them. All words and phrases are harvested from science magazines and women's magazines, because that combination makes the best love poems.
A Temporal Paradox
Life-Sized Kinetic Collage. A time machine housed in a curio cabinet, with a high-power, plutonium-alternative cam system, making time travel possible! Unfortunately, the machine is stuck in a temporal paradox— no forward or backward motion, only the smearing hybridization of souls from various eras trapped in an infinite loop. Nevertheless, the machine works its magic— by the time you finish gazing into its windows, you will have traveled through time.
A mobile sculpture, artificial intelligence. What it feels like to live in a city, moving around frequently-- urban nomatic.
Ghost in Meat Skin Coat
Meat Puppet Theater, Kinetic Collage, back-lit with motor driven cam system. I am but a Ghost, with a meat-skin-coat and armature of bones. Activated by proximity sensor.
New Life with You
Back-lit, vinyl on acrylic. How it feels to start a new life with another person.
A Lady in Love
What I think it can feel like to be a lady in love.
Lady Like, People with Vaginas
A comedy about what it's like to be a lady... no men were harmed in the making of this film. (volume is neccessary, click to hear it.)
A Day in the Life of a Unicorn Herd
A documentary about the mysterious Unicorn.
Selected Student Works
Small animated loop made in Blender.
Lego-safety pin record player
Using arduino, this Digital Art 2 student made a record player out of legos, a safety pin, an a microphone amplifyer system.
Dancing Anime Hologram
This Foundations 1 student used clear reflective plastic, an ipad and software to create a dancing anime hologram.
At the Seventh Seal
VR, A-Frame 3D Environment
Projection mapped building
This Digital Art 2 student projection mapped a building.
For Wearable Technologies, this student used a servo motor and arduino to invent the self-opening sandal! It closes on it's own too!
Device to Assist Visually Impaired
For Wearable Technologies, this student created a device to help the seeing impaired. If you hold the glove out in front of you it will buzz when something is in the way within 4 feet.
A Wizard's Den
This Digital Art 2 student projection mapped a fire in the very cold parking lot to create a wizards living quarters and incorporated a short performance into his installation.
Magic Lapel Flower
An Engineering graduate student in my Wearable Technology class made a magic trick flower with a flexible sensor to activate it.
Lies Vs. Truths
Student in Digital Art 1 made a series of GIFs to hide the terrible truths in these iconic images, and then expose them.
Interactive Projection Installation
A student in Digital Art 2 used processing to create an installation that uses a camera to pick up the viewers in the room and convert it to a digital image that is projected onto the wall.
Interactive Sound Installation
Student turned the metal rails into a musical instrument using pick up mics and other electronics.
Video and animation made using Premiere Pro and After Effects. Student replaced a character from the movie with himself using Green Screen Techniques.
A Feminist Daydream
Video made using Premiere Pro and After Effects.
Video made using Premiere Pro & Animate CC.
Video and animation made using Premiere Pro & Animate CC.
Video and animation made using Premiere Pro and Animate CC.
Ally in Wonderland short film
Foundations 2 student made a short film using stop motion for her time arts project.
The Hand of God
Digital Art 1 student made an animated video for the Daydream assignment using Procreate, Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop.