I am a visual and performance artist. I create body drawings. With my hand, I make marks on paper, canvas, acetate, clay, and other materials. With my body, I give movement to line, shape, words, and images. My performances are grounded in mark making and my drawings are grounded in motion.
I create pieces to tell stories that often go untold. Recognition questions cultural misconceptions about wearing the veil, Images (created with Linden Little) explores oppression and transcendence, and Origin of Painting tells the story of Dibutade, a Greek maiden, who in tracing a shadow, created the first painting.
I also create performances in the context of community. Communities participate in the development, creation and performance, blending two actions: the preservation of cultural memory, and the shaping of a story to reflect a community’s perceptions and active participation. I love Jose honors Jose Olimpo Alvarez and his inspiring spirit and Arbol ahorcado is a performance for Ciudad Bolivar in Bogota - Colombia; Colorline examines racial segregation in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
I have three works currently in progress: F* you, babies, a performance that embodies the feelings of constraint and restraint that mark my experience of mothering my children; Romeo & Jane, a performance adaptation about forbidden love; and She writes with white ink, a performance crafting a space for myself and finding a language for me.