bathe at dawn

In the fall of 2011, I was an artist-in-residence for 5-weeks in Orissa, India at Rughurajpur International Arts & Crafts Exchange. Together with 25 artists from around the world and the master artisans from the rural village of Rughurajpur, we shared a rich and life affirming cultural art exchange. From Rughurajpur, I traveled by train to the northern-most tip of India in the Himalayas where I volunteered with a Tibetan refugee organization, Lha Charitable Trust. As a native Minnesotan, I am continuously drawn to the stillness of winter climates; my time in Himachal Pradesh was a beautifully stark contrast to the cacophony of life in a jungle village in Orissa.

While a Jerome Foundation residency fellow at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, MN in August 2012, I had the space and time to develop the film and video work derived from the international artist exchange in India. Throughout my travel exploration I had gathered sound recordings, sketches, notes, Super 8 and video documentation building an archive of ephemera to knit together the film, The Blue of Distance as well as various experimental video installations.

bathe at dawn, 2012
Video Installation at The Anderson Center