I'm a multi-disciplinary artist and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in General Fine Arts, as well as a minor in Photography, from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2021.
Being an artist came naturally to me, but puppetry became an unexpected catalyst for the majority of my multidisciplinary studio practice.
Puppets I have built have been featured in the 2018 Puppet Power Hour at MICA, the 2019 Berkshire Lantern Walk held at the Clark Art Institute, and most recently in U R Tha 1!, a funk-musical short film produced as part of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s Puppet 6-Pack which released in early 2021.
View my resume here.
On my puppetry work:
Puppets blur the lines of the real and surreal, connecting with the imagination of all people. They aren’t human, but they are alive. It’s rare that humans have the opportunity to imagine together, and to connect on an innate shared nostalgia, and anytime you are performing a puppet or watching a performance of a puppet, you are engaging in a contract of imagination and nostalgia. You are asking people to imagine with you, and there is a beauty to that shared experience. As well, the relationship between the object of the puppet and the performer is a special kind of unexplainable phenomenon.
My personal work has, in that way, become not about using puppets because I’m a puppeteer, but finding ways in which puppets can better tell the story of a given piece and amplify that shared human imagination.
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