I’m an artist who believes in the power of slowing down and noticing. These actions help to reveal all sorts of quiet truths. When we observe, listen and contemplate, we can learn much about the complicated and sometimes contradictory relationship between people, their culture, and the land they live on.
Over the years I have explored how women and girls experience public space, have asked people from the Finger Lakes to literally get on a soapbox to talk to their neighbors, and have worked with residents of Belgrade to create a new guide to their city. I’ve organized cook-offs that feature foraged foods, created audio tours of people’s personal landmarks, and have asked people to use their cellphones to illustrate Lenz, a 200-year old book.
Sometimes I work in collaboration with other artists, most often with Emily Blair under the name next question.