I work with humans, and the more-than-human, across technologies and ecologies, to cultivate a radical imagination that antagonizes proprietary regimes, colonial temporalities, and capitalist forms of labor. Our work manifests as speculative fabulation, intervention, participatory event, walking tour, experimental pedagogy, installation, and biological processes.
My active collaborations include the Coven Intelligence Program, with efrén cruz cortés: a coven that uncovers ‘revolutionary ecologies of work’ between witches, plants and machines; the Guerrilla Grafters: who graft fruit bearing branches onto non-fruit bearing, ornamental street trees in the urban environment; and Ruderal Witchcraft with Oliver Kellhammer: considering of set of practices specific to planetary, weedy natures that work their way at edges and interstices of public and private property, and which are entangled with a range of other human and non-human outcasts of capitalist modernity. I created and maintain the Food Forest Studio in Central New York, and host the annual Grafters X Change, for bioregional eco-artists and fruit tree enthusiasts to continue tactical food forestry toward abundant food forest futures.
I am awarded grants for community based art projects, and my personal and collaborative artwork is exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently, at Stadwerkstatt in Linz Austria, the Pixelache Festival in Helsinki, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and at Bennington College. My most meaningful work often happens tactically or in secret. I received my MFA from the University of California Santa Cruz, and I conduct ongoing study in permaculture and herbalism. In my studio classes at Colgate University, I draw connections between avant-garde legacies, emerging media, and collaboration, in order to foster distributed, artistic approaches to the interconnected issues of our time/s.