Her Waveform, 1″ black masking tape installation, 11′ x 27′

Her Waveform, 1″ black masking tape installation, 11′ x 27′

Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and where your grew up ?

I’m a visual artist in Durham, and I’ve been here for 6 or 7 years now. I was born to a family in the military so I moved around a lot. I consider myself a nomadic person but this is the first place I've called my home. 

How do you describe your style of art ?

I’m data driven, my work expresses personal change through natural process and math. I translate data into origami patterns. I plan for foldable shape origami maps to create whatever I’m making.

The Durham Mural piece is called "Chrysalis" and is inspired by personal change. It has 84 intervals of time mapped in spirals. "Chrysalis" fits the venue with students tracking that change and understanding who they are.

Do you have favorite spots around Durham ?

I really like the Golden Belt down by the Carrack. I do a lot of work at Spectre Arts.

What are some things you like about working on a collaborative program like mural durham ?

I’m looking forward to being a part of Mural Durham because it’s an opportunity to work outdoors and I will get to interact with a lot of students which doesn’t happen too often.

I only worked with students once for a van commission project called Kontek. I’m also excited to work with other artists.

What do you think of the Art Community in Durham ?

I consider myself a fierce collaborator! I got the opportunity to cross disciplines with businesses a couple of times. I did the floor of the first Cocoa Cinnamon and the mural in the second store. And a lot of places downtown show collaborations between artists and businesses, those places are about community across all arts and that’s something I’ve never experienced before. It’s imbedded here in lovely unique ways and all comers all welcome! And we help each other. I hire my friends for a project they hire me sometimes, everybody always is hands on deck.

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