There is a magical component to the work contained in Extras – at least that is my intention…Extras contains the projects that spring from a compilation of ideas that form a story or narrative that I feel is best expressed in a more interactive way, engaging the viewer through installation, performance and/or video, thus transforming an idea into a kind of three-dimensional encounter. My installation “Cloud Cover” was installed on the rooftop of the Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse from 2009-2018. Live performance of “Cloud Cover” on the rooftop took place in 2014.
Extras also contains my book projects which come from my desire to elaborate on and then share a story with both words and images on paper. I also believe there is something interactive and mystical about holding a book in your hands, leafing through its pages and absorbing through the very fiber of each page the printed words and images.
So too, the published nonfiction stories that can be found online enables me to share true stories to a wider audience. Please check out a few here: My Supposed Amish Life, A Punk Like Me & Angel in Feathery Red.