Hope Is The Thing With Feathers - SFH Piano Project inspired by Dickinson poem

“Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all - And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard - And sore must be the storm - That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm - I’ve heard it in the chillest land - And on the strangest Sea - Yet - never - in Extremity, It asked a crumb - of me.


Sing for Hope

Yesterday was the orientation for the Sing For Hope volunteer piano artists— and I’m one of them! We are given the privilege of transforming their pianos into artworks based on our proposals. So honored. I’m looking forward to this journey and will post lots of work-in-progress photos. I don’t think anyone has ever attached duct tape birds to a piano (that will then sit outdoors for 3 weeks!), so there will be a lot of testing. Oh boy. (Say that jubilantly, questioning, or with measured apprehension. Oh boy! Oh boy? Oh…boy…)


The artwork for all 50 pianos should be completed by March 31. Then the pianos will be placed all over New York City—from the bottom of Staten Island to the top of the Bronx, from the westside of Manhattan to Rockaway Beach— June 3 through 23. Check back here for more news!


Hello, again!

If you are reading this, then you know that I’ve dumped the old website and started from scratch. It’s a New Year, New Me. Lots of new things to share and show. Many of the goals I set for myself in 2018 have been reached. I’ve also met some new people that make what I do a lot of fun.

More to announce this Friday!



Duct Tape Still Rules

I still make stuff with duct tape! I made this yellow hibiscus flower fascinator, which I wore to the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden last fall 2018.