Constellations is a series of work created of mixed media collages and drawings on Mylar. It aims to fabricate constellations out of imaginary star clusters. Images emerge from these clusters in the form of archetypes that were inspired by the trump cards of the Tarot.
Two Moons, or Why the Full Moon Hates Me is a participatory installation that invites viewers to create collages on glowing orbs by arranging transparent cutouts of animal heads, human body parts, and random objects on overhead projectors. Participants were asked to take instagram images of their creations and tag them #moonhatesme. You can view these images here.
Clash of the Titans explores animal-human hybrids and other archetypes through the contemporary lens of celebrity culture. As part of my MFA thesis exhibition, the work was expanded to include the Ganesh Lagerfeld series, which depicts a hybridized image of the popular Indian deity Ganesha and the fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld in the forms of a hand-made collage, a life-sized replica mounted on a double-sided light box, and an animation that shows Ganesh interacting with paparazzi. The exhibit also included a second animation titled Wrestling the Minotaur, and series of hand-made and digital collages.
Full Moon 2010 is a series of ritual performances that centered around the full moon, which took place about an hour after the moonrise on the night of the full moon in May and June of 2010. They involved several activities including "moon bathing" under the moon's light, serenading the moon with classic moon songs of the past, and paying an homage to the moon using collage pieces printed on transparency film and an overhead projector.
Taken from an online collection of early 20th century glass plates, these digital montages explore the restricted world of male homosocial environments. Photographs of young men in athletic or leisurely poses are superimposed on desolate backgrounds. The images of the young men are often multiplied and arranged on the page as to suggest a kind of movement, or dance taking place. Their poses reflect a sense of naivety about their seeming sexuality in front of the camera. The images themselves are trying to explore a male-male desire that homosocial environments of the time, such as sports, boarding school, universities, the military and even boy scouts, seemed to welcome.
Embodied Self is a video installation exhibited as part of my BFA graduation show in November 2006. It consists of three videos: Intrinsic Impulses, The Eternal Dance, and Meiosis, as well a series of collages titled Organic Growth.
Identity and website design for Mother Oriented Midwifery (MOM), started by Michelle Bucur, a midwife based out of Illinois, as a resource for expecting mothers who wish to take a natural approach to birth.