My 2022 PechaKucha presentation, “Art Saved My Life: Journey of a Lifetime” is published on the international platform. Please be advised that it is a powerful discussion with adult content about healing and transformation. It’s 6min/40sec with the spoken word and images. View and listen here.
My 2021 PechaKucha visual story “Creativity is the Mother of Reinvention.” View and listen on the global website here.
“Awesome and Awe-inspiring PechaKucha. Your story is so powerful and the images are amazing.”
from a 2022 PechaKucha visual storytelling viewer
All cultures have told stories and storytelling dates back 30,000 years. You’ll see and hear me share my full-of-life true stories at the We Rise Storytelling Collective, on the Bridgeport Arts Trail Storytelling Exchange, and elsewhere.
~ Here’s my sermon/homily from The Unitarian Church in Westport, CT, here.
I write personal narrative non-fiction essays as well as poems. I am published in books and anthologies. Most recently, I’m a contributing author in Animals: Personal Tales of Encounters with Spirit Animals published by Sacred Stories Publishing. My story is on page 133, “Overcoming Fear With Help From the Whales.” Available at your favorite bookstore or online.
~ Darien Library, Darien, CT asked me to create and give a presentation on promoting yourself as a writer, you can watch it and take notes here.
My fine art work: I’m currently working in photography, media arts, video essays, book arts, and clay monotypes. With a fine art career spanning half a century, I’ve also worked in personal narratives examining identity, love and relationships, coming of age, self-acceptance, and transformation. I get bored easily so I have worked in a variety of mediums — mixed media, photography and alternative photography, painting, printmaking, and media arts.
~ Watch and listen to my Gallery Talk at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, Spectrum Contemporary Juried Art Exhibition, New Canaan, CT here.
~ Check out my art video essay for the Bridgeport, CT Public Schools, Arts Count Day, here.
~ Be inspired by watching my video about my creative process of making clay monoprints here.