I was born and raised in Santa Fe, went to high school at and graduated in 2015 from NMSA with a major in Visual Arts. In autumn 2015, I began volunteering on the House of Eternal Return build. When the House opened, I was hired officially and worked as a Docent Lead for almost a year before transitioning back to Exhibition Studios. I got the opportunity to make my room, Crystal Grotto (in the children's closet) during our first round of annual upgrades. I worked on, and installed onsite, both of our festival projects (Eclipse and Life is Beautiful in 2017), and the dark ride Kaleidoscape that we created for Elitch Gardens in 2019. I worked on the Las Vegas and Denver exhibitions for the entirety of their production and installation as part of the Artistic Design & Production and Art Team Task Force teams. I consider myself to be an "extreme generalist" when it comes to the skills and materials I use in my work, my main focuses being painting, sculpting, miniatures, faux finishes, and object assemblage.
House of Eternal Return
I spent hundreds of hours Volunteering, once we opened I was on the Docent Lead team and also the Maintenance team, keeping our work safe, clean, and unbroken. I augmented, added to, and fixed countless pieces of the exhibit during my time on the floor there, as well as after I switched back to Exhibition Studios.
I helped to paint and age many of the Factory Control Panels and Dramcorp computer enclosures. I also did a lot of necessary install/frosting tasks like painting doors and walls and trim, hanging blackout cloth, installing vinyl and sculptures, and other creative "gap filling" to make the space feel more whole and unified.
In addition to the projects that I was Lead Artist on, I did a lot of necessary install/frosting tasks like painting doors and walls and trim, installing vinyl and sculptures, and other creative "gap filling" to make the space feel more whole and unified. A particular point of pride are the Trash Piles in the corners of C Street, those were so fun to make.