Sunday, January 27, 2013

a still from an animation

I have been busy with the stop motion animation that will be a large part of my thesis. It will be a long while still before I am ready to share the actual animation, but I thought I would share a still from it so you can start to get an idea.

This image is from the part of the project entitled Now we fill the wondrous vastness (Space Debris, 2012). It is a pressure print of an embroidery of fishing line into paper. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

This time I'll carry these with me (after Lenore Tawney)

Tomorrow is the opening reception of the long-awaited Lenore Tawney exhibition at UArts! The exhibition of work by the Book Arts MFA students and the undergraduate Fibers students in conjunction shares its opening reception.

Read more about the Tawney exhibition here and the student exhibition here. The panel discussion will be of particular interest to all those familiar with her work. I am thrilled to be a part of this show and am incredibly impressed by the work of my fellow students; each piece is different in its own right, yet honors Tawney through the use of her materials.

Below are images of my piece installed as part of the exhibition. I'm much happier with this installation than the incarnation at our WIP show this past fall.

If you're in Philly, we hope to see you at the events! 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

time and folding.

I made this last spring, from 400 pieces of tracing paper origami.


Friday, January 18, 2013


Earlier this month I visited Mumbai, Maharashtra, India to attend the wedding of my beloved sister, Shannon, to my new brother-in-law, Sachin. The trip was unlike anything I have ever experienced, and I am so happy that I was able to be there to share in the magnificent ceremonies and to meet our new family! Here are some of my favorite photographs of my own from the trip, excluding the ones captured at the wedding ceremonies.

rickshaws driving through the market

a store of nothing but bangles

that's fog spelled smog

the open laundry

 Gandhi's house

 Gandhi's library


 the Gateway to India

the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

the Jain temple

there was an old woman who lived in a shoe...

the Hanging Gardens

I hope you enjoyed these! They are a tiny memento from that whirlwind, dream of a week.