The focus of my goals has changed in recent years, moving from self-expression to social expression. My primary art now involves community- bringing the voices and visions of many together to create unified works on a larger than life scale. Most recent work: The Great American Peace Flag, a collaborative installation created with The Peace Flags Project, a non-profit organization in RI. This 20 ft X 10 ft banner combines the Peace Flags made by over 300 people, in a giant reconstruction of the American Flag. Since its completion the Flag has been requested by recording artist Caroline Cotter, the URI Center for the Study of Non-Violence, and the East Providence Choir as a backdrop and motif for their own efforts for social change. I carry on the collaborative theme in my children's workshops and have produced two animated films using the art and stories of kids from the RI Public Libraries and Hasbro Children's Hospital. The Land of the SkyFighter was completed in July, 2017 and made a world debut at the RI International Film Festival, Flickers. Achieving great work takes more than inspiration; it requires an understanding of human nature. Often, what holds us back is that we don't know how to start or where to go from there! I show both children and adults how any project can be achieved, from inception to finished form. When people understand the creative process and work together, they can build far greater things than any one person could on their own. My aim is for those I work with to walk away believing that they CAN.
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