biography
I am a painter and book artist who thrives in the context of public art.
Published work includes illustrations for
Girls Inc. Know Your Rights, Hague Agenda for Peace and Justice, and Rainbow Magazine (Nairobi).

My BA in Education and Creative Writing from The New School for Social Research
was subtitled Cross-Cultural Communication through Art.
My work included internships in the public schools and a year with Friends╣ World College
at the Nairobi and Kyoto campuses. After graduation I served as South Florida Youth Director
for the Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice where I organized workshops and outdoor
overnight camping activities for 10-100 Florida teens from diverse economic and cultural
backgrounds.

A desire to contribute to public art led to my becoming a professional muralist in San Francisco
while working with Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center. I have led community mural projects in California,
New York, and Haiti. I worked with a children's shelter in Port-Au-Prince, as an artist in residence
to develop a documentary children's book with them. This year I participated in the Inter Nos program
in Santiago de Cuba, where international artists are invited to collaborate with Cuban artists in the
design and realization of murals throughout the city of Santiago.

I currently work for Teachers and Writers Collaborative which sends writers into the public schools
to develop student writing and create anthologies of their work.
I have produced and distributed limited edition books including

Maembe Kubembeleza,
You Are Here (for the london bienale with Liana Sperow),
Recuerdas,
and Uncle Kris╣s Will.