Recently two of my works were published in DIN Magazine‘s 5th online publication.
This pretty awesome online magazine is created by a class of students at New Mexico State University. They focus on poetry, non-fiction, fiction, and multimedia, where I fit in. Entries came from across the country, and there are some pretty good reads and sights to see.
It’s been a long hard road to preparing for this year’s Earth Day Fair here in Las Cruces, but it’s coming together again! Seventh annual Earth Day Fair from the student club OASIS (Organization of Aggie Students Inspiring Sustainability)! This year we are celebrating Sunday the 27th between 12pm-5pm and will be set in Young Park with live, solar powered music, food vendors, sustainable goods, education tables, children’s activities and a demo of Las Cruces’ new glass recycling program! A Prius will be raffled off, solar-powered smoothies will be present, and a sustainability based reading section will be hosted by the OASIS club. (My books to boot!) For those of you who are in or near the Las Cruces area I hope you can come out, but for those of you further away, I hope you still get to celebrate Earth Day in your own special way!
In the past 6 months I was lucky enough to meet Albe Wims, Creative Director of the WIMSA Institute, at a show us graduate students from NMSU were holding down at the West End Art Depot in Las Cruces. After seeing my Agar Box project, we began talking and started doing interviews for one of his new documentary film series, Musecopia. This little short focuses on West End Art Depot, but there is a little piece of interview at end where I talk about art, perception, and our relationships to these.
These beautiful sights of the world in change and motion. In deterioration and growth, in life and death, blurring the lines where one begins and the next one ends. In these photos, the deterioration of made objects being absorbed in the environment create endless beauty.
Last fall I worked with Brittany Breedlove to film a short video production on of one of the local farms here in Las Cruces, Mountain View Market Farm. They focus on being organic and sustainable, and serving the needs of local customers, and it was these characteristics which drew my interest in them .
In learning about the farm, and having the chance to become up close and personal with my camera, I was pleased to be in the midst of company who cared so much to turn their little plot of land into something beautiful and sustainable for their local community.
I look forward to working with them again in the future!