Military Arts

My new work “Two to One” is a duet created by me and my husband about military and art identity and lifestyles that will be presented at the Artist, Interrupted show at the Wild Goose Creative on May 20, 2011. As part of the research process for the work I created a short film using photos and footage from a recent military graduation. The video is one of my first explorations into military identities and bodies as a performative construct. As of now, I am interested in exploring the more personal triumphs and challenges of a military and arts relationship that my husband and I share. We are both athletes and we are both teachers – we train and command, direct and lead, create and destroy. The duet is a way for me to draw my family into my art instead of my art taking me away from them.