I create wearable-performative characters that embody ideals and tell stories. I call my characters ‘Fine Art Superheroes’ because just like comic-book characters, my heroes wear costumes representing the values they embody. I create my costumes by hand, using fabric paint, cotton leotards, and various materials for the headpieces. I use Fine Arts patterns from different cultures to create unique character identities which visually connect to each character's theme. After creating the suits I collaborate with dancers to create live performances and photographs which explore each character's identity and personal narrative. Through my characters I uncover new ideas, make connections and find answers to deeper questions about sciences, spirituality, myth-making, and the creative process.

I create at Midway Studios: a Live/Work Artists Community in Fort Point!

I am located at 15 Channel Center Street, in Fort Point, Boston, MA. 02210

I'll be open for the Fort Point Open Studios in October 2019, Come and visit!

About My Work

I started the Fine Art Superheroes project in 2010 because I wanted to make the characters from my drawings come to life. Once the costume characters are created, I enjoy extending these projects into photographs and unique performances, where I play the role of director, installation artist, writer, photographer, as well as prop-maker, seamstress, and make up artist all at the same time.

I'm interested in growing the visibility and awareness of my character/artworks through live performances, exhibitions, and through social media. I'd like to explore the roles individual artists can play in shaping the cultural narratives of our time.

We live in an age where epic characters have become more ubiquitous. Large entertainment companies are at the helm of shaping narratives that will come to define our society and how it is remembered. Epic stories, be they Ancient Greek Myths or Golden Age Comics, become historical documents which encode so much about how people lived and their values.

I'd like to see a new generation of artists invent their own characters and their own stories, marking the diverse values and stories of our time in a way that I don't think Big Entertainment would be willing to take on.