This short piece represents both my structure and theme(s) in my upcoming novel Pretty Girl, Crazy in which I’m beginning to plot and plan, and eventually write.
It was a transcendent moment
the bridge in the distance. The building being torn before us
the virus plague that wrecked havoc enough
for capitalism to be questioned by the masses – always a promising spectacle
Although each time I’ll admit, I hope it’s more than a spectacle and dense enough to form a subservient earth; not bulky or arbitrary and quiet enough to sleep through.
One possible cover idea is this polaroid taken by my friend Chris Crean, featuring her husband Mike Crean modeling one of her bras with yours truly coping a feel
From 2012, new 'About' coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy this nostalgia from my life five years ago:
I am an artist, writer, researcher, filmmaker, photographer, playwright, actor, and director in Ridgewood, Queens. I know that might seem like a lot of things to be so I should say I experiment in a variety of disciplines and mediums; concepts and absurdities. I studied in The Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art. I moved to the area in June 2010 after graduating.
Since moving to NYC I've been feeling pulled back to my first loves: writing and theater; and the surreal, emotional, and abstract. I am also very involved with radical politics and I'm particularly interested in blending internal and external structures. I wrote a semi-surreal one act play called "The Rootless: A Play About America" last year which divulged the madness of capitalism and was performed at The Producer's Club with Love Creek Productions. I recently wrote another one act play called "The Thousand Lives of a Nomad" which is a story about the task, escape, and intrigue of continually making new lives in different places. The story is told through the lens of a 33 year-old woman originally from Finland and now residing in Brooklyn. It's staged to be a "live animation" of sorts and, personally I think it's both funny and thoughtful.
On-going projects include a constant evolving series of smoke drawings, a documentary about the business behind social media and Facebook; hope of rekindling my love affair with large format photography, and a perpetual mid-life crisis...
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