Artist, world traveler, activist, writer, professor

About

Artist . Activist . Explorer

Shooting on location for The 6th Great Extinction

Shooting on location for The 6th Great Extinction

 

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As an avid explorer of the world, I use art to shine a light on the issues that most concern me—environmental devastation, extinction, the growing disconnect between humans and "nature"—as both a global phenomenon and as a hyper local one (regardless of location). My work has a darker edge, but the subject is a serious one and I do not shy away from exposing the solemnity of these matters.  Though traditionally a 2D artist (drawing, painting, digital printmaking), I am currently creating 360 degree exhibition experiences, incorporating sculpture, photography, and interactive art, to achieve the deepest impact possible.

In addition to being an exhibiting artist, I also teach visual arts at University of Hawaii at Mānoa and Hawaii Pacific University and am an MFA candidate at UH Mānoa,

Looking toward the horizon, I would like to use art to create a visual and meaningful connection between disparate and extremely unique environments. Though Hawaii faces these issues with immediate urgency, all places on Earth face threats in the form of plastic pollution, extinction, rising and acidifying oceans, and extreme weather systems.

My ultimate goal is to be able to bring this awareness and this unifying message across the globe. One of honesty, of hope, and of galvanizing inspiration.

 

 
Getting crazy in my studio

Getting crazy in my studio

Advocating for what I believe in, 2017

Advocating for what I believe in, 2017

 

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