I received my MFA this spring from Art Center College of Design’s Media Design Practices program. Before graduate school I worked on green infrastructure (green roofs, street-level rain capture), studied human geography at Dartmouth, and spent 18 years in rural Vermont.
As a part of my MFA thesis work on race and political consciousness, these candles invite critical reflection on the solutionist values of empathy, charity, and diversity.
Prayer candles, altars, effgies, talismans; objects have always been an instinctive strategy for making abstract ideas real.
These collages are made from stock photography, emoji, and patterns taken from US currency and US federal seals.