I create magic in public spaces. I weave fine art (live classical music, dance, sculpture) with disciplines unusual in contemporary art (dog training, baking, boating), then braid in magical realism and spectacle to create free performances that liberate public imagination and nurture the soul of place. Momentarily claiming civic space as part of the landscape of the dream, I eclipse conventional boundaries of theater by stimulating civic culture while exponentially expanding the spectrum of possibility for public engagement and social risk-taking. Highly collaborative, these ephemeral works come to life through a radical spirit of engagement across diverse communities.
Clothed in fairy tale aesthetics and sourced from site, these community-centric works reach beyond social barriers by mining elemental themes of the human experience: Family, the Journey, Paradise, and the Heavens. The productions engage audiences of tens of thousands in grand lyrical rites of the imagination unfolding in the secular sphere.
My performances help people recover their humanity, if only for a night. Within urban centers riven by commercial pressures, the work cultivates inclusion, kindness, and much-needed generosity, nurturing stewardship of public environments and personal imagination. My intention is to inspire a new civic Renaissance of heart and culture.