THE BODY AS CANVAS
The Body as Canvas explores the vulnerability of the patient-doctor relationship, the intricacies of human anatomy and pathology, and the body as a narrative for personal lived experiences, all through the medium of body painting.
INSTITUTE FOR ARTS IN MEDICINE (I_AM) HOSPITAL WRISTBAND PROJECT
I conceived this project through countless observations I have made as an EMT. I put hospital wristbands on patients all the time when I take them to the ER. I can’t help but observe how a person’s sense of identity is changed because of their illness. The wristband is a universal symbol of patient identity yet it reduces the patient to numbers and barcodes. These wristbands are associated with negative experiences and remind patients of their health challenges. I_AM’s goal is to allow patients to reclaim those associations with a positive and creative experience that extends beyond their illness.
STANFORD HOSPITAL ART PROGRAM & SOL LEWITT MURAL
The Stanford Hospital Art Program project explored how art can be used to enhance the patient experience in the already uncertain and uncomfortable environment of the hospital.
K-12 ART MUSEUM EDUCATION & TOUR GUIDING
Stanford's Cantor Arts Center and The Anderson Collection extensively trained students to serve as docents. We were trained to create hour long thematic tours filled with engaging activities that made the museum experience more accessible for all ages and demographics. Tours were specifically tailored to target curriculum for K-12 students who visited on school fields trips to the museum.
WRITING A CHILDREN'S BOOK ABOUT PB&J & ILLUSTRATING WITH POLYMER CLAY
This project curiously investigated and carried out the process of handcrafting a rhyming children's story of how peanut butter met jelly. The story spans themes of self discovery and teamwork, and vividly captures these themes visually through tedious handcrafted polymer clay sculpted scenes. This book is self published and can be purchased through The Book Patch.