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Recent Work

Duke Divinity School event posters
50 Short Films About Ben Turney
Nothing In Durham movie poster
Duke University Scholars Program event poster
BA Koelsch Poster
Rubber Creatures Runway Show Poster

Music Flyers

I love making flyers because it's a chance to experiment combined with a short deadline. I've made lots of flyers for my bands and other events, and below are a few samples. The Joe & Jo's flyer below won Honorable Mention for poster design at the 2007 NC AIGA Biennial Juried Show.

Polynya music show flyer
Fan-tan music show flyer
Joe and Jo's music show flyer
Troika Festival music show flyer

I created ads for Fluevog shoes contests, and the two pieces below were finalists. I've used the contest as a way to experiment and to inspire my other art.

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Fluevog art: Arabella
Fluevog art: What's it going to be?


Here are two recent examples of installation art pieces that were excepted into juried shows.



was part of the Durham Art Guild’s 64th Annual Juried Exhibition in 2018. The five letter-shaped pillows were constructed from black fabric and filled with newspapers (the nightmares of President Trump). Gallery visitors were encouraged to play with the pillows --- spelling words and constructing their own piles.

American Desk

American Desk

was included in the Truth to Power 6 exhibit at Pleiades Gallery in 2018. My goal was to submit an outrageously protective response to gun violence in schools, and my first idea was to construct bulletproof backpacks and clothes for children, but I quickly found out these already exist. Yes, you can buy bulletproof coats and bags to protect your children at school. I put together another useful and absurd solution: a wall of sandbags around a child's desk.

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