Projects

MAIN PROJECTS

+ I’ve self-published four books of poetry and prose: Decisions We Make While We Dream (2012), TRAVERSALS (2014), WILDLIGHT (2018), and The Book of Legend (2019).

+ Since 2013 I’ve been curating and hosting my own original shows & multi-disciplinary arts events, including: Nature of the Muse, The Wild Papers, the (first ever) Queens Literary Town Hall, Church of the Sacred Body, MASHUPS, How We Create & How We Cope: intersections of art & mental illness, The Widening Circle, UNSTAGED: A playwrighting and performance experiment (co-curated), and A Prayer to See & Be Seen: Creative reframing for mental health – full listing HERE.

+ Since 2011 I’ve been performing my own work as an alchemical poet/singer/theatrical creature in venues, showcases, and special events both large and small all over Queens and NYC- full listing HERE.

+ my first full-length, written/directed/featured alchemical theatre work, PROVENANCE, debuted at long island city artists (LIC-A)’s plaxall gallery in december 2018. more on the show and full video footage HERE. “PROVENANCE is the intersection between the journey to love; the journey to self, which is also to god; and the journey to make peace with the darkness. part ritual, part poetry, part music, part movement- it is an exploration of the viscerality of want. how it drives us, transforms us. ‘the wanting creature.’ its connections to love, sex, spirit, and mental illness. and how, if we push far enough- this grief-filled longing becomes ecstatic, transcendent, holy- a means for return to true self, a return to god.”

I also create (very) large- and small-scale mixed media art installations and ephemeral expressions of poetry! 

Compass Project
Started in 2012 – guerrilla poetry (& prose) stickers, spreading positivity to NYC & beyond

+ go slowly, see miracles
My first ever floor to ceiling mixed-media art installation, debuted at LIC Arts Open 2016

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+ THE FIRE ROOM
Large-scale graffiti poetry installation at Long Island City Artists (LIC-A)’s fall group show at Plaxall Gallery, Fall 2016

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+ lazarus was a house on fire (WOMAN) – poetry graffiti installation
Full hallway installation of graffiti poetry at Long Island City Artists (LIC-A)’s Plaxall Gallery for the THEN SHE DID exhibition, March 2018

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+ “trusting the inmost angel” art installation 
as part of The Lit Exhibit’s “RITUALS” exhibition, June 2019 (featuring mixed media canvas piece with cards + keys; drawings; ritual objects)

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+ a collection of precious mixed-media collage, assemblage + where it all started {over} {again}
Exhibited as part of “go slowly, see miracles,” produced in early 2016, [view here]

PAST PROJECTS:

+ #poetsinthewildnyc for National Poetry Month 2014
Classic & contemporary poets in the wilds of NYC – via sharpie!

+ #poetsinthewildnyc 2015
Second year in the series – poetry graff featuring all local poets

+ [art for the wild]
Produced by Colored In Black, video interview series on the arts hosted by me!

+ world as notebook
Initial photo series after taking a sharpie to the city [beginnings..]

kill the machine
Flipping through a handmade collage book with words by me

+ A Poem From Us
Reading an Antonio Machado poem for the A Poem From Us project

Experiment: 5-word Poem Prompts
5 random words from friends and the poems that came out of them

Blackout Poetry [initial experiments]
What happens when you make poetry out of a newspaper and a sharpie

+ Video tribute to Freddie Mercury
Recorded with love on the 20th anniversary of his passing