Seeing our surroundings as
extraordinary and malleable.
Part of what has always appealed to me about the job of the artist is that it is a position without particular description; a role that invites you to create its description yourself and inherently requires creativity, self-awareness, commitment, and discipline.
Throughout my professional life, I’ve championed the notion that everyone is an artist, while believing firmly that our lives and surroundings are the spaces where the most frequent, deeply meaningful, and transformative opportunities to be creative exist.
In 2010, my now-husband Nate Walker and I co-founded a six-acre community supported farm that annually fed over 100 New Jersey and Pennsylvania families while supplying an on-site farm stand and nearby restaurant with seasonal, organically grown produce.
While some wondered about this transition from art and museum professional to farmer, the farm was a space where many of the skills cultivated in school and museum spaces were able to be put into a different form of practice: looking closely and carefully, responding to problems creatively, and reflecting—constantly and actively. Through this experience, another critical emphasis of my work in the arts was affirmed: The world around us is wondrous and malleable, and each one of us truly can contribute and have an impact on the communities of which we are part.
Today, I continue to explore and tend to these ideas in varied ways, including as co-founder of Little Engine Studio and Supply.