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Let’s Meat

Did you know that in one of my previous incarnations in this lifetime, I was a filmmaker? It’s true…I once dreamed of being a big shot Hollywood director, bringing my vision to the silver screen. The dream evolved, but the

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Let’s Meat

Did you know that in one of my previous incarnations in this lifetime, I was a filmmaker? It’s true…I once dreamed of being a big shot Hollywood director, bringing my vision to the silver screen. The dream evolved, but the

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You’re Invited to Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community

The opening for Queer Threads is just around the corner! I’m very excited to have my work included in this incredible group show, showcasing some phenomenal work by queer artists who work with fiber. This is a milestone in many

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You’re Invited to Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community

The opening for Queer Threads is just around the corner! I’m very excited to have my work included in this incredible group show, showcasing some phenomenal work by queer artists who work with fiber. This is a milestone in many

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The Huffington Post Interview

Recently I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Mark Adnum of the Nightcharm Blog. We had a great convo about lots of different aspects of my work. You can check it out here on The Huffington Post.

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The Huffington Post Interview

Recently I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Mark Adnum of the Nightcharm Blog. We had a great convo about lots of different aspects of my work. You can check it out here on The Huffington Post.

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Knit Veins: Fiber of Our Being

If our bodies are knitted together like cloth, either by some higher power or eons of evolution, then veins are like a kind of yarn, a fibrous network of connective channels that allows us to be. Veins are part and parcel of the fiber of our being. I wanted to call attention to the idea of some sort of meta-body: one that speaks to “the nature of matter, or body considered in general, [and] consists not in its being something which is hard or heavy or coloured…but simply in its being something which is extended in length, breadth and depth,” as Rene Descartes puts it [emphasis added]. The knit veins, installed in this way, speak to the idea of a body transcending the individual, extending beyond our own identities, corporealities, ourselves.

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Knit Veins: Fiber of Our Being

If our bodies are knitted together like cloth, either by some higher power or eons of evolution, then veins are like a kind of yarn, a fibrous network of connective channels that allows us to be. Veins are part and parcel of the fiber of our being. I wanted to call attention to the idea of some sort of meta-body: one that speaks to “the nature of matter, or body considered in general, [and] consists not in its being something which is hard or heavy or coloured…but simply in its being something which is extended in length, breadth and depth,” as Rene Descartes puts it [emphasis added]. The knit veins, installed in this way, speak to the idea of a body transcending the individual, extending beyond our own identities, corporealities, ourselves.

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Knit Hoods for Joyce at Art Basel Hong Kong

In 2011, I was commissioned by Joyce, a high end clothing retailer based in Asia, to create a series of work for their growing art collection. They display contemporary artists’ work in a number of their stores, and I was

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Knit Hoods for Joyce at Art Basel Hong Kong

In 2011, I was commissioned by Joyce, a high end clothing retailer based in Asia, to create a series of work for their growing art collection. They display contemporary artists’ work in a number of their stores, and I was

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My New Installation at Salem Artworks

I’m getting ready to head to Salem, New York to install a new piece! I’m super excited to be included in the upcoming show Fiber 2 Form, opening June 8th. For this piece, I’ll be covering a 40ft wall with

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My New Installation at Salem Artworks

I’m getting ready to head to Salem, New York to install a new piece! I’m super excited to be included in the upcoming show Fiber 2 Form, opening June 8th. For this piece, I’ll be covering a 40ft wall with

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Get Money Get Paid – LIVE!

Check it out: BenBot 5000 performs Get Money Get Paid, live at Akbar’s monthly Planet Queer. Download the track here on iTunes! Special thanks to A.J. Goodrich for filming and editing, Isla and Jared of Purple Crush for choreography and

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Get Money Get Paid – LIVE!

Check it out: BenBot 5000 performs Get Money Get Paid, live at Akbar’s monthly Planet Queer. Download the track here on iTunes! Special thanks to A.J. Goodrich for filming and editing, Isla and Jared of Purple Crush for choreography and