Who are you and what do you do?
Tara Logsdon and I create socially-enlightened art installations using teddy bears.
How did you get your start?
I ran a stuffed animal hospital at age 5 out of my bedroom closet and it all kinda snowballed from there.
What inspires you?
Vibration, motion, math, quantum connections, astronomy, philosophy, patterns, diagrams, triangles, trespassing, abandoned spaces, esoteric belief systems, old books, smart people, handwriting, dreams, rituals (especially those involving fire) … the freedom to follow whatever signals pull me no matter how subtle.
What do you like about AZ?
I feel very connected to the desert. There is undeniable honesty in its sparseness and all living things must be hardcore to survive here.
Where can we see you(r) work?
For the past couple years, I have been working in conjunction with the house of intuition in Los Angeles so my “bearot” and “sacred bearometry” are integrated in their stores and temple.
What would you like to accomplish before you die?
This is a long, ever-changing list but I am currently obsessed with the idea of puling off large-scale land art in our desert with the hopes it could be the start of a series or something that would outlive me. I also want to live at least one year at Auroville in India.
What is your mantra?