As a boundary crosser, I facilitate the creation and transfer of ideas between disciplines in order to lead groups through the messiness of implementing complex solutions to multidimensional challenges.
An Art Installation for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, 2008 (Aspen, CO)
I led a collaboration between Anderson Ranch Arts Center, The Aspen Institute, artists Mike and Doug Starn, and 300 children from the Roaring Fork Valley. The installation included a 6’x 45’ digital mural and a cloud of 1,200 handmade prayer flags designed to spread prayers, hope, and good wishes.
Story Swap: Haiti & New Orleans, 2010 (Haiti)
Story Swap is a project where two partners share a significant, life-changing story– one that defines who they are and has altered their life perspective. After listening attentively and exchanging stories, one on one, each partner takes the story they heard and is tasked with recreating it as their own.
Imaginarium Design Challenges, 2015-2016
An opportunity for parents, students, teachers, leaders, and community members to pitch innovative ideas around improving education for students of Denver Public Schools. Sponsored by the Imaginarium at DPS, and awards were funded up to $10,000.
Art educator institute, 2009 (Snowmass, CO)
A unique weeklong opportunity that brought 15 K-12 art educators from across the nation together to think critically about their dual identities as artist/educators, and to reconnect as artists while earning continuing education credits. Sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
“Best Children’s Float” in Aspen’s Old Fashion 4th of July Parade, 2010
“Garden Gone Wild” was the theme of our parade float which lent itself to a wide array of artistic elements.
Part of my design toolkit involves graphic facilitation to make thinking visible. I am trained in graphic recording and facilitation, and I use visuals to illustrate discussions as well as to direct the flow of sessions.