Monday, July 11, 2011

Thesis exhibition photos

Souvenirs-version1 by USdrone

These are photos of the work that I put into my thesis exhibition for my MFA in Community Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. The small booklet is a zine of poems made using a collaborative writing process for my Memory and Power project, made through using word association and personalized definitions. The images on the wall are blow ups made of the individual poems, and two sound pieces made through interviewing students, educators, and facilitators about their experiences and opinions on Bullying. The sound work was played through the locker, which served once again as a natural reverb chamber. The Memory and Power project is as of this writing technically finished, though I think I want to go further with it.

mural works in Cincinnati, but really Northern Kentucky

I am now in Kentucky working with Artworks, on some of their first Northern Kentucky murals. This is something like my sixth summer with art works, my third on teaching staff, but my first as a "Teaching Artist," which means myself and one other crazy artist are in charge of all these rowdy kids. So far it has been great, and our apprentices are learning a lot, though the mural, for its size, is going a little slower than we all initially thought it would. More pictures of this to come as progress is made.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Mural Designs for the Club at Collington Square.

These are for the Club at Collington Square, an after school program for Middle and Elementary school kids in East Baltimore. The prompt for the mural is centered around overcoming violence in the community, and the images here are the result of images created by folks from the Collington Square neighborhood during community art workshops for the mural. I think that bottom one is my favorite.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Old work

Julia Scott, "Classic Pinup"
this drawing I think is at least two years old. I took some creative license with the hair. Also, the Thom Yorke eyes, sorry boo.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Images from a piece that got me started on my current path on artwork about bullying. This piece however is a deconstruction of development of masculinity through popular media during the formative age of middle school, which you'll hear in the presentation of the audio, courtesy of DMX and others.

Whiteness box by USdrone

Blog for Memory and Power: Deconstructing Bullying Through Art.

Memory and Power, which is my project which uses artmaking to address and deconstruct bullying, now has a blog.
Stay tuned to that blog and this one for images from the workshops and the art produced in them.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

older work, been kicking around for a while

work from earlier this year for the Secret Artworks show. Its funny how intuitively they were made, but how political they actually are.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Monument to Memory and Power

Bullying memoirs part 1-m4a by USdrone

Above is documentation of the installation and the audio from the piece, Monument to Memory and Power, 2011. This piece, which uses the object of the locker as a starting point, shares with viewers/listeners every recollection of bullying and
interpersonal aggression and oppression in the artist's memory. This piece is on display now at MICA PLACE, as part of the Convening Exhibition.

New(er) Work

I haven't posted on here for a while, for which I apologize. I think some of this is because with the advent of blogging becoming somewhat antiquated, and with the changing nature of my work in grad school, I haven't felt as much of a need, simply trying to focus on my work itself instead of self promotion. Lately my work has become more sound oriented, and soon I will post work that reflects this. Also, my official website will be redesigned somewhat soon, the goal is to do it myself, though cargo collective might be a good option. In the meantime, here is an interesting link from a trusted source about the nature of of art and learning.

do good work,