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Witnesses

In the spring issue of October Magazine, there is an article by Claire Bishop titled Outsourcing Authenticity: Delegated Performance in Contemporary Art. She writes about a shift in performance based work by visual artists. Instead of using their own bodies […]

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Gays, Mormons and the American Narrative

What Gays and Mormons could learn from each other about Marginality, Exile, and the Promised Land: If there is a central story to the Book of Mormon, it is the story of a marginalized people journeying through the wilderness and […]

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New Work: Blessing

Through video and live events, I recreate religious experiences. My newest work is multimedia and includes printmaking, artist’s books, painting, writing, video, performance, and lots of research. I am exploring spiritual themes in art by recreating experiences from my own […]

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The Sacred Experience in Art Spaces (Part 3)

Bill Viola’s videos create an art-based spirituality. Of all the contemporary artists working with spiritual themes, Bill Viola is in a league of his own. Viola creates emotional, painterly videos that reference birth and death, the natural elements, human expressions […]

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Uncertainly Playful

I was delighted to be mentioned in a Boston Globe review of the Part Avion Project! I was so honored last year when project coordinator Ann Forbush invited me to be one of 25 artists from Boston to participate in […]

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The Sacred Experience in Art Spaces (Part 2)

Artists in the 90’s use the body to create spiritual art experiences. One of the major spiritual contributions to contemporary art is a renewed focus on the body, especially by artists in the nineties. The relationship between the physical body […]

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The Sacred Experience in Art Spaces (Part 1)

In the absence of organized religion, I turn to art.   Rothko Chapel (1971) by Mark Rothko, Houston, TX Growing up in the Mormon faith, I was taught that happiness could only be achieved by active adherence to Mormon tenants. […]

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Unsolicited Gift

Transatlantic Fun•O•Pack The Transatlantic Fun•O•Pack is a project created by John Schulz (SMFA) and John Brown (Edinburgh College of Art) who were inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s Box in a Valise. They invited artists in Boston and Edinburgh to create two […]

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Origins

Coming into the master’s program at the Museum School, I wanted to leave Mormonism out my new work. I felt I moved past that dialogue and wanted to leave it behind. It turns out I am not as resolved with […]

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Monotype Animation?

Young Galaxy has a beautiful video out for their song Blown Minded that features stop frame animation. The artist who created it manipulates oil paint on glass to create the image for each frame. This is very similar to the way […]

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