Been noodling around in Processing, slowly but surely. I reworked my first animation, swapped Attractor for Swarm, and this is the result. Really taken with the movement of the graphics, and forever obsessed with this color trinity.
In January and February of 2018, the Lawrence Arts Center introduced a brand new Play Lab Series for 2-5 year olds. In these research sessions, we worked with child/caregiver pairs using improvised dance and painting. These sessions were recorded and served as research for our upcoming dance performance for children ages 2-5, Dot.Children were our artistic partners in our process. All of the choreography for Dot will be performed by adults and based on our interactions in the Play Lab Series. We ask the question: what if we danced the way that children draw?
Under the creative direction of Amanda Pintore, lead choreographer and primary researcher, I was a dancer-researcher in our Play Lab Series and served as one of the four dancers in Dot. After studying the movement of our very young dancers, my cultivated movement patterns are about sweeping magic arms, wild battles, and sneaky surprises.
What if we danced the way that children draw? Performers in Dot explore how children move their bodies when they create art and share a performance directly inspired by the movement and artistry of children ages 2-5. Very young audiences will enter a blank world made from paper that the adult dancers transform through color, line, and shape over the course of the performance. Join us and experience dancing, painting on stage, live music, and moments of interaction with audiences.
Community engagement in art has long inspired me, yet simultaneously eludes my ability to execute projects. I seem to always second guess the idea, or compare my effort to the works of artist I admire deeply (I know I am not alone in this).
Bread & Puppet offered me a pathway to making art with many hands. These calavera puppets were created by a dedicated team of women, and performed in Kansas City and Topeka as part of November's Día de Muertos holiday.
A pleasant deviation from the usual. It's amazing what one comes up with when under pressure, with no time to second guess. Just going with the flow, doing whatever makes my hands happy. I've always wanted to paint like a master-painter; here, I paint with them.
"Only Judy Can Judge Me" is my first foray into a new digital collage series entitled the Power of Women series. It will be on view as part of the 2017 Lawrence Arts Center Art Auction!