In my work, I hunt for the spark of life, and offer it as a connecting point; I seek to bridge the gap between the self and other, to pierce the veil.
I studied non-human minds (including figuring out how to train bats to catch worms, mid-flight, in front of a camera) to receive a Bachelor of Science degree from Brown University. With a head for communication and skills in both programming and art, I became an early web designer. Broadening the reach of my digital art, I then completed 2 years' graduate study in digital animation, film and storytelling at the Savannah College of Art and Design. I developed that creative work into a business, using a series of my sculpted characters and interwoven fiction: Cat's Creatures.
From there, I sought connection with the larger human story, travelling the country in 2006 and 2007 aboard a veggie-oil-burning bus as documentarian, photographer, writer, and head mechanic. I then spent several years working in filmmaking and photography around New York and New England, working on many film productions, both pro/commercial and independent, as a lighting technician for live events, and doing some teaching: web design at URI, and film production in a program I helped create in Providence, RI.
After producing a video on a breakthrough in my father's cancer research, I decided to devote my efforts to support his lab at Nanoprobes, managing therapeutic development and fundraising efforts. I also volunteered as an after-school teacher for children, encouraging collaborative, creative problem-solving using both science and art, as part of the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe.
More recently, I spent time in the WV mountains, where I managed an art gallery and taught painting classes for kids and adults, while working on an illustrated book for children.
And who knows what's next. The adventure continues!