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Multimedia Artist •  Youth Educator

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       I create to harmonize my roles of artist and server, to explore my remembering of where we come from. The loops and edges of  this experience are lit up when I play with my lens of the past.

       Children are my superheroes- for they activate within me the delights of wonder, patience and awareness. Playfully, I am drawn to the visual exploration of memories through kaleidoscopic imagery in film storytelling and analogue photography.  Songwriting and paper collage are also mediums I work with.  

 

Photo by Florian DeLemarre

       
    
        Currently I am teaching art at a bilingual elementary Francophone school in Seattle, Washington. I am driven to nurture our youth, to be guided by compassion while being given the freedom to discover themselves vibrantly. I strive to inspire the integration of our creative expression into our daily lives through observation, collaboration and play. 

        As a gardener and volunteer I have spearheaded an Ethnobotanical Garden for artistic and cultural purposes with the Hawai'i Island Art Alliance on the Big Island of Hawai'i. I successfully wrote a grant for this project and today it flourishes and continues to bring the community together in collaborative efforts. 

                         Ethnobotanical Garden Director • Grant Writer 

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Photo by Alexander Wagner

 

Volunteer at Seattle Plant Based Food Share, Washington

Art Educator for Keiki Heroes Superhero Art Adventures, Hawai'i

Artist in Residence at Wailoa Arts & Cultural Center, Hawai'i

Volunteer & Communications Director for Rotary Club of Hilo, Hawai'i

East Hawaii Master Gardener, University of Hilo Hawai'i 

Artist with Hawai’i Island Art Alliance Board of Representatives 501(c)(3), Hawai'i

Volunteer with Hawai'i Island Food Basket

Bilingual English Teacher Abroad  with TAPIF Organization, Lyon, France

Swim and Water Safety Instructor at SwimAmerica, California

Degree in French and Education at University of California, Davis