11/15/17

Group Exhibition at Gallery Affero Opening in February 2018

Walko 6In February 2018, Gallery Aferro, in cooperation with several cultural and historical institutions including George Washington’s Mt. Vernon Estate Museum, will open a group exhibition with artists working in cabinets, vitrines, platforms, and pedestals. My work will be included and the pieces I’m making focus on women in American history. This piece is an installation I did inside a similar glass display case in a previous exhibition.

 

09/17/17

Featured Artist: In Laymen’s Terms

In Layman’s Terms is a literary journal dedicated to encouraging a new appreciation of science, technology, and the natural world. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring helped the public understand and reject the destruction caused by widespread use of DDT. Sy Montgomery’s Birdology inspires wonder and curiosity in each chapter dedicated to highlighting unique qualities embodied by different species of birds. Hearts and minds don’t change when we shove facts down peoples’ throats. They change when we call back to our roots as human beings and connect through storytelling and emotions.
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07/17/17

Featured Artist in the July 2017 Issue of Split Lip Magazine

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I was interviewed for their Split Lip blog as well and that will publish next week! For the blog they asked why I use matches in my work.  My reply, “I always think of them as offering potential light, or even an explosion and I like that tension – light a candle to read by or touch the flame. I realized recently that a good number of my influences are mystics – Walt Whitman, Hadewijch II, Thomas Merton, Saint Augustine, and many more. I read a beautiful description that all mystics have a fire that burns with radical curiosity for continuously deepening levels of being and this comes directly off the pages of their work. I love any work that exists in that realme of intense fiery aliveness.”