Sanctum is an octennial art subscription inspired by the Wheel of the Year now available in my online store.
Eight times a year you will receive a package of eight beautiful black and white prints that reflect on the life cycles unfolding in that moment. These 5”x5” archival prints will be yours to color, to frame, to send as postcards, use in ritual. Your art package will arrive one to two weeks prior to the solstice, equinox, and cross-quarter holidays. Reflect with Sanctum as the witches’ holy days draw near:
Winter Solstice // delivered by Dec 14th
Imbolc // delivered by January 25th
Spring Equinox // delivered by March 14th
Beltane // delivered by April 24th
Summer Solstice // delivered by June 13th
Lammas // delivered by July 24th
Fall Equinox // delivered by September 13th
Samhain // delivered by October 24th
At the end of the year, you will have 64 beautiful black and white prints to keep or share, preserve or transform. Sanctum subscription as a gift offers loved ones moments of creative reflection, meditation, and wonder, eight times a year.
Annual and quarterly subscriptions are available on a sliding scale ($1-5 per print).Annual subscriptions are available on a sliding scale ($1-5 per print). Annual subscribers paying $320.00 are receiving 64 prints at $5.00 per print, and are supporting subscribers only able to pay $1.00 per print.
Those who order by October 26th will receive eight Samhain prints as a thank you for embarking on this adventure with me!
If you are reading this, you’re alive.
Also if you are reading this, one day you will be dead.
I mean that. Really, I do.
Death is inevitable, important, and maybe even beautiful.
Let’s see how!
Everything Dies! A Coloring Book About Life! is a playful, poignant celebration and exploration of life and death.
In my 25th year, six loved ones and teachers died within an eight month period. I made this book as a way to meditate on and better understand death.This coloring book is a part of my personal healing process and is a reflection of my own experiences. What surprised me was this: every time I began to explore a part of dying, I inevitably was brought face-to-face with the immense wonder it is to be alive.
Everything Dies! is a 100 page coloring book that depicts, among other things, funeral rites from around the world, soil biology and decomposition, the mourning of loved ones, the legacies of human rights leaders, and modern embalming.
We often walk around pretending death doesn’t exist, but I think it’s healthy to face it every once in awhile. Life becomes so much more rich when we know we don’t get to live forever.
This is an important conversation to have. I hope this coloring book can be a part of your conversation.
Also, I made a coloring book because I love the idea of a piece of art being unfinished until someone else adds something to it. I’ve only started these drawings; they are yours to complete!
Rompus creates large-scale, semi-improvisational paintings inspired by native flora, fauna, and landforms, often in collabration with local bands. We play with light, shadow, resists, and color. As we paint, our bodies are hidden from the audience but also backlit, so that our shadows are a part of our work and the focus remains on the imagery.
We are the art team for Beardfest, South Jersey’s premier art and music festival.
Water Ways is a series of pen and ink illustrations drawn by Bri Barton and Meg Lemieur telling the story of water and the effects that the natural gas industry has on the area commonly known as Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Each illustration consists of dozens of small vignettes that highlight people's struggles as they strive to protect the water and land on which we all survive.
In our interactive presentations, we discuss what fracking is, what Marcellus Shale is, how the politics in Pennsylvania have been built to support the industry, who is resisting and how, what systems in our culture support extractive and damaging industries like fracking, and an overview of what we are fighting for and why. We aim to connect attendees to local campaigns whenever possible.
Philadelphia Assembled is an expansive project that tells a story of radical community building and active resistance through the personal and collective narratives that make up Philadelphia’s changing urban fabric. These narratives will be explored through a collaborative effort between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a team of individuals, collectives, and organizations as they experiment with multiple methodologies for amplifying and connecting relationships in Philadelphia’s transforming landscape. Challenging, inspiring, and as big as the city, Philadelphia Assembled asks: how can we collectively shape our futures?
I was invited to co-lead the illustrating of a massive 140’ mural that spanned the length of the exhibition with Charlene Griffith of Wholistic Arts. This City Panorama visualized the complex network of people, histories, and aesthetics that is PHLA. Each panel suggested a new framework through which to see the shifting landscape of the city, addressing the histories that are often made invisible by dominant systems and linear understandings of time. These ranged in scale from the personal, to the local, to the global. Through a number of scheduled panorama workshops, we invited collaborators and visitors to contribute to the artwork and fill in what was missing.
*Text from Philadelphia Assembled
For the last two years I have been teaching botanical and entomological illustration for middle school students. I started creating mind maps to introduce them to ideas easier to illustrate than lecture about: taxonomy, anatomy, morphology, life cycles, etc. In these classes, art and science support each other in such wonderful ways. Both begin with rigorous observation. After a few weeks of drawing from life, a wall comes down and students begin to draw that daisy, or cherry blossom, or bumble bee, not the symbols that represent those species in their mind. These kids really are seeing these organisms. The longer you spend with a creature, they start becoming less of an ‘it,‘ and more of a ‘who.‘
This is an evolving body of work connected to Water Ways. As I deepen my understanding of the watersheds upon which my community survives, these sketches and photographs are a part of my exploration of personhood, ownership, sentience, and possibilities for healing.
I adore plants. They are brilliant and beautiful and we wouldn’t exist without them. These are my love poems to the sun eaters. This is a growing series.
In the midst of Standing Rock, I helped to raise over $1,200 with this postcard series. The images were made by my friends and I in one of my favorite art-making evenings to date.
All the water in the world is all the water in the world.
Don’t wait until your water is at risk. Protect the water for all who depend upon it.
Below are watercolor studies from 2015. I am grateful to the medium for keeping my hand and mind loose.
It was a delight to design the album art and logo for The Radicans, a band comprising of some of my favorite humans.
I designed this logo for my dear friend Ben Weiss at Susquehanna Apothecary. He was inspired by my Guides // Kin series. It was a wonderful challenge to integrate the components he needed present: Gingko Leaf, Coyote, and Crow.
This is a series I made in 2011. After graduating college and generating four years of work of paper, I created this collage series. I committed to making art without acquiring any new materials. Beautiful End of the World is my piecing together disparate pieces of my past to create new meaning, while grappling with radical politics, surveillance state, climate change, and Christian hegemony. Years later, this is still one of my favorite series.
As a seed saver, it was so much fun to nerd out on this seed packet design for my good friends at the Experimental Farm Network.
The Experimental Farm Network facilitates collaborative plant breeding and sustainable agriculture research in order to fight global climate change, preserve the natural environment, and ensure food security for humanity into the distant future.
Founded in 2013, EFN is composed of professional and amateur farmers, gardeners, plant breeders, and researchers. The network's main organizing tool — this open-source website — is free to use and open to all.
Collage reflections on migrating friends and family.
A series of underwater dreamscapes collaged from a life-sized drawing of a whale.
These drawings emerged from a lifelong stream-of-consciousness process in which creatures emerge out of pen on paper. As faces and figures emerge, they become portraits of loved ones.
A selection of work from my time at Moore College of Art and Design. I graduated in 2011 Valedictorian with a double major in Curatorial Studies and 2D Fine Art.