Since 2001 I have been designing the official greeter map for Burning Man. We print over 70,000 per year to be given to participants as they enter Black Rock City.
The PopDot Series was initially developed for FIDM where the work is on permanent display in the fifth floor lobby and admissions offices. Each piece is printed with archival inks on canvas, UV coated, and stretched on heavy-duty stretcher bars. Reproductions of this work are available. Please contact me for more information.
PopDot Public Art all started when I answered a call for artists to participate in helping beautify the re-branded KONO neighborhood in the heart of Uptown Oakland.
13 utility box art murals by 13 artists were commissioned and are currently on view along Telegraph Avenue between 20th and 34th Street.
The Outlet and Florescent Bulb are on Telegraph at 30th.
In an effort to continue adding art to the neighborhood that is growing in popularity due to the very successful Art Murmur event that takes place the first Friday of every month, wall murals were also being commissioned.
PopDot Salt n Peppa was located on Telegraph at 21st.
Unfortunatly, it got bombed so badly with graffiti that it had to be painted over.
Public PopDots in San Leandro were installed in December 2014 and January 2015. This is the first Public PopDot printed on vinyl and heat adhered to the surface, Buttons and Zippers are located in downtown San Leandro at E. 14th Street and Estudillo. Lightning is a few miles away alongside La Piñata.
This is a proposal mock-up for the wall alongside Hutch in downtown Oakland. No one ever came through with funding so the wall continues to be an endless canvas for everyone.
The [L]able collection consists of ready-to-wear clothes that are transformed into one-of-a-kind pieces by adorning each garment with reproductions of the labels provided by the manufacturer.
Overdressed is a project exploring consumption and waste. I used my closet as an example to study how many under used items I was storing. The sculpture was made from a dressform, discarded clothing, clothes-pins, and a small monitor displaying a slide show of the dressform being consumed by the garments.
Overdressed was installed at the Diego Rivera Gallery in San Francisco in 2007.
at 2nd Skin
Exploratorium, San Francisco
April 29 - September 7, 2008
UNDERNEATH is an activated dressform that interacts with the audience by turning to face whomever is standing closest to it. The scratching of stiff Tyvek fabric and sounds from the room are amplified as it turns.
This is an older body of work dating back to 1994 - 1999, but it is still one of my favorites. These one-of-a-kind Polaroid SX-70 prints were shot using an old Polaroid camera. SX-70 film can be manipulated while the emulsion is setting giving me 1-2 minutes to draw over the image.
Just as the market crashed in September of 2008, my husband and I bought our first house. Because we were low on funds and not afraid to roll up our sleeves we have been able to create some pretty striking before and after images on a very reasonable budget. The improvements we’ve done not only look great, but most of them are sustainable (ie: reuse) and energy efficient. Our biggest savings came with doing the work ourselves. We learned so much along the way.
I enjoy the challenge of game design. I am especially interested in games that encourage us to learn, see the world a little differently, and interact with more people.
In 2013 I collaberated with Brent Boe to create a game embedded in the Burning Man Map. Because I also wanted an easier access game that would encourage people to explore things they might otherwise not see, I also created The Oracle Machine with help from Rebecca Evans. The Oracle Machine can be played anywhere.
Some of my older game designs are also included below.
One of my favorite jobs was working as a textile designer for ESPRIT. The first images are designs I did for them in the early 90's.
Following are some experimental textile projects I've done since then.
Pop Heart was designed by Susan Geluz and myself. It was executed by us and a team of 5-10 other volunteers from FIDM.
Before being auctioned off to benefit the San Francisco General Hospital, our heart was on display on Market Street near Battery from April thru October, 2004.
During my tenure as an instructor and department head I've had the opportunity to work with many talented designers. I served as mentor, project manager, and / or creative director on all of the projects included on this page.
In addition to my other duties at FIDM, I am often called upon to create posters, flyers, wall vinyl, and motion graphics for the San Francisco campus.