Field Notes

Stepping out of the incubator

My public creative life began with a heavy focus on music and performance. I’m a chronic experimenter who thinks in cycles and systems and finds little satisfaction in finished objects. So, I’m not always comfortable calling myself an artist. My artworks are transient, and my preference is to share work outside of the traditional gallery […]

Speculative Futures

Imaginative students + Innovative pedagogy = A great way to wrap up 2021! Next week students my art, design & technology classes at the University of Vermont will present Speculative Design projects, imagining speculative futures and speculative pasts. We looked to the text Speculative Everything by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby for speculative futures. Earlier in the […]

New Forms

This summer the ecosystem where I live has been disrupted by an unexpected explosion of gypsy moth caterpillars. In a matter of weeks their ferocious appetites defoliated the tallest and oldest trees in our neighborhood, dramatically changing the aesthetics of this place. Their cocoons and now dying moth bodies cover the trunks of these trees, […]