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Drawing of a dead bird and a Neonicotinoid molecule.
Drawing of a dead bird and a Neonicotinoid molecule. Neonicotinoids are a class of insecticides chemically related to nicotine that act on receptors in the nerve synapse. They are toxic to insects, mammals, birds and other higher organisms. Marketed by European chemical giants Syngenta and Bayer, neonics are the most widely used insecticides both in the United States and globally. In a report released a year ago, the EPA basically conceded the case that these pesticides harm bees and other pollinators. They still remain on the market.

Poster - Your Garbage, Your Bay, Your Plate - Oysters

Poster - Your Garbage, Your Bay, Your Plate - Oysters
Posters from this series were used in: The Mayor's Townhall Meeting regarding trash, an exhibition called Synergy (the thesis project of MICA Curatorial graduate Christopher Beer) and Artscape 2015.

Parlato BTT River Artscape - Prayers for the Sea.jpg

This River of Recyclables was established at Artscape 2015 - which focused on a water theme. It was part of a show called Harbor High Port (of call) and other Phenomenades curated by Laure Drogoul. This piece was comprised of bottles and cans collected from 10 recycling bins placed by Baltimore Trash Talk as well as from trash cans at the event. 100 flags influenced by Tibetan Prayer Flags were created to fly above the river. The flags were comprised of fused plastic bags and had images of sea creatures cut into them or fused onto them.

Parlato Baltimore Trash Talk School Presentation - Patterson Park

Parlato Baltimore Trash Talk School Presentation - Patterson Park
Baltimore Trash Talk's School Recycling & Litter Program - School Presentation. At the beginning of each presentation, the kids get to look at, touch and even try on elements of the RecyQueen costume. I have now received two grants to continue the programming and expand on it. I am presently planning projects with the Orchkids program and Bard Early College. Among others, I have presented to students at PPPCS, Tench Tilghman, Calvert School, The Baltimore Lab School, Hampstead Hill, Waverly Elementary, Benjamin Franklin High School.

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About Bridget

Baltimore City

I am a designer/artist/activist in Baltimore. Full Circuit Studio is my art/design studio concentrating in cause-related and arts supporting work. Full Circuit Studio is my art and design studio.  Baltimore Trash Talk (BTT) is my initiative to clean up the very littered streets of Baltimore while investigating and pursuing solutions to the litter problem at its roots. Since launching my studio and BTT 4 years ago, I have been steadily merging my graphic design experience with my cause related work... more

Baltimore Trash Talk Rivers of Recycling - Artscape, Park & Colleges

The images in this project are from 5 different installations involving recycling, litter and pollution. I began creating these installations after launching Baltimore Trash Talk - an Anti-Litter initiative. These Rivers of Recycling have served to raise awareness of how much we litter, of our consumption of one-use/plastic items and our need for legislation and education regarding these issues.

The first two Rivers were planned, marketed and executed solely by myself and the data collected was used to testify in front of the House and Senate in Annapolis in support of Bottle Deposit Legislation (take your bottle back to a store, get 5 cents back per bottle).

The third River was installed at Artscape. Flags and river planning by BTT(myself). River wasexecuted with the help of Clean Corps and BOPA volunteers.

The fourth River took place at Johns Hopkins University as part of a thesis exhibition for MICA curatorial grad, Christopher Beer. See project pictures for further details/description.

The fifth river took place at Loyola University. See project picture Digital Collage of a scanned deer skull.

  • Parlato BTT River Artscape - Prayers for the Sea.jpg

    This River of Recyclables was established at Artscape 2015 - which focused on a water theme. It was part of a show called Harbor High Port (of call) and other Phenomenades curated by Laure Drogoul. This piece was comprised of bottles and cans collected from 10 recycling bins placed by Baltimore Trash Talk as well as from trash cans at the event. 100 flags influenced by Tibetan Prayer Flags were created to fly above the river. The flags were comprised of fused plastic bags and had images of sea creatures cut into them or fused onto them.
  • Baltimore Trash Talk Artscape - River of Recyclables / Prayers for the Sea - Installation 1

    This River of Recyclables was established at Artscape 2015 - which focused on a water theme. It was part of a show called Harbor High Port (of call) and other Phenomenades curated by Laure Drogoul. This piece was comprised of bottles and cans collected from 10 recycling bins placed by Baltimore Trash Talk as well as from trash cans at the event. 100 flags influenced by Tibetan Prayer Flags were created to fly above the river. The flags were comprised of fused plastic bags and had images of sea creatures cut into them or fused onto them.
  • Parlato BTT River Artscape - Prayers for the Sea Flags.jpg

    Prayers for the Sea Flags
    Prayers for the Sea Flags - Created for the River of Recyclables at Artscape 2015 - which focused on a water theme. They were part of a show called Harbor High Port (of call) and other Phenomenades curated by Laure Drogoul. 100 flags influenced by Tibetan Prayer Flags were created to fly above the river. The flags were comprised of fused plastic bags and had images of sea creatures cut into them or fused onto them. Plastic bags are one of the most littered items found on both land and in the oceans.
  • Parlato BTT River Artscape - Prayers for the Sea - Aerial View.jpg

    This River of Recyclables was established at Artscape 2015 - which focused on a water theme. It was part of a show called Harbor High Port (of call) and other Phenomenades curated by Laure Drogoul. This piece was comprised of bottles and cans collected from 10 recycling bins placed by Baltimore Trash Talk as well as from trash cans at the event. 100 flags influenced by Tibetan Prayer Flags were created to fly above the river. The flags were comprised of fused plastic bags and had images of sea creatures cut into them or fused onto them.
  • Parlato BTT River Johns Hopkins.JPG

    River of Recyclables at Johns Hopkins University
    This third River of Recyclables at the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus. It was was part of a collaborative exhibition/event called Synergy - the thesis Project of Christopher Beer, a MFA candidate in Curatorial Practice at MICA. The exhibition/event explored the effects of litter in Baltimore’s water. It fused art & science to raise awareness and inspire discourse on environmental conservation. The project was backed by MICA, JHU, Waterfront Partnership/Healthy Harbor Initiative and the Chesapeake Bay Trust.
  • Parlato BTT River Johns Hopkins - Visiting students.JPG

    River of Recyclables at Johns Hopkins University
    This third River of Recyclables at the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus. It was was part of a collaborative exhibition/event called Synergy - the thesis Project of Christopher Beer, a MFA candidate in Curatorial Practice at MICA. The exhibition/event explored the effects of litter in Baltimore’s water. It fused art & science to raise awareness and inspire discourse on environmental conservation. The project was backed by MICA, JHU, Waterfront Partnership/Healthy Harbor Initiative and the Chesapeake Bay Trust.
  • Baltimore Trash Talk - 5-Cent Return Event - April 19 2014

    This is a video to advertise the second River of Recyclables/ 5¢ bottle and can exchange - using footage from the first River of Recyclables. This was funded by a grant from BGE. Said grant was supposed to cover one event but a second event was held with funds remaining from first event. The events were based on the container deposit laws in place in 10 States in the US. Those laws (aka. Bottle Bills) attach 5-10¢ to a beverage container at purchase. That fee is refunded when the container is returned to a store or return center.
  • Parlato BTT River Email about 2nd 5 cent event.jpg

    Email showing pictures and results of the second 5¢ bottle and can return event. This event was 6 months after the first event and the total number of items returned more than tripled from 15K to 52K+. The first two river events were funded by BGE through a grant. I applied for the grant, planned the event, designed marketing materials for it and marketed it. I ran the event, enlisting the volunteer help of friends and family. The events were based on the container deposit laws in place in 10 States in the US. Those laws (aka.
  • Parlato BTT River of Recyclables - Flyer of Can Return Data.jpg

    Parlato BTT River of Recyclables - Flyer of Can Return Data
    This is a flyer/infographic used as testimony/data in support of Bottle Bill legislation before the House and Senate in Annapolis. The events were funded by BGE and based on the container deposit laws in place in 10 States in the US. Those laws (aka. Bottle Bills) attach 5-10¢ to a beverage container at purchase. That fee is refunded when the container is returned to a store or return center. Bottle Bills increase recyling, reduce the need for virgin materials/energy used to create new ones and drastically reduce litter.
  • Parlato BTT River of Recyclables - (featured in Loyola Magazine).jpg

    Parlato BTT River of Recyclables - (featured in Loyola Magazine).jpg
    Picture of fifth River of Recyclables at Loyola University. The picture is shown here on a page from Loyola's Conversations Magazine. The event took place on the main quad where a large portion of the student body passes between classes. Professor Janet Maher and Taylor Casalena, Program Assistant for Budget and Sustainability worked with students and faculty to prepare for the event day during which I worked with students and faculty to create the installation.

Baltimore Trash Talk - School Recycling & Litter Program

Baltimore Trash Talk's School Recycling & Litter Program sprang from a series of presentations to students held during the Synergy Exhibition and River of Recycling Event (see Baltimore Trash Talk Rivers of Recycling - Artscape, Park & Colleges project). The response to the presentations was so positive, I used the presentation materials and a costume I had designed for the Creative Alliance costume party (it was a winner!) and applied for grant funding to continue the in-school program.

I have now received two grants to continue the programming and expand on it. I am presently planning projects with the Orchkids program and Bard Early College. Among others, I have presented to students at PPPCS, Tench Tilghman, Calvert School, The Baltimore Lab School, Hampstead Hill, Waverly Elementary, Benjamin Franklin High School...with more to come as utilization of the second grant is just starting.

Presentations often include interactive exercises on population/pollution and conversations with the students about how our surroundings affect the way we think and feel - touching on stewardship, civic duty, city water systems, water quality and litter.

  • Parlato BTT School Program one page flier copy.jpg

    Parlato BTT School Program one page flier copy.jpg
    Flyer advertising Baltimore Trash Talk's School Recycling & Litter Program. I have now received two grants to continue the programming and expand on it. I am presently planning projects with the Orchkids program and Bard Early College. Among others, I have presented to students at PPPCS, Tench Tilghman, Calvert School, The Baltimore Lab School, Hampstead Hill, Waverly Elementary, Benjamin Franklin High School...with more to come as utilization of the second grant is just starting.
  • Parlato - BTT School Program - Recyqueen costume

    Parlato - BTT School Program - Recyqueen costume
    Recyqueen Costume used for Baltimore Trash Talk's School Recycling & Litter Program sprang from a series of presentations to students. This costume was designed for the Creative Alliance costume party (it was a winner!) and breaks the ice with kids and adults alike. It is made from Ace Harware lawn and leaf bags, Walmart and safeway bags, paperboard product boxes, string, paperclips, duct tape and an altered shirt from Value Village. I have now received two grants to continue the programming into 2017.
  • Parlato Baltimore Trash Talk School Presentation - Patterson Park

    Parlato Baltimore Trash Talk School Presentation - Patterson Park
    Baltimore Trash Talk's School Recycling & Litter Program - School Presentation. At the beginning of each presentation, the kids get to look at, touch and even try on elements of the RecyQueen costume. I have now received two grants to continue the programming and expand on it. I am presently planning projects with the Orchkids program and Bard Early College. Among others, I have presented to students at PPPCS, Tench Tilghman, Calvert School, The Baltimore Lab School, Hampstead Hill, Waverly Elementary, Benjamin Franklin High School.
  • Parlato Baltimore Trash Talk School Presentation - Calvert School

    Parlato Baltimore Trash Talk School Presentation - Calvert School
    Baltimore Trash Talk's School Recycling & Litter Program - School Presentation. BTT has received two grants to continue the programming and expand on it. I am presently planning projects with the Orchkids program and Bard Early College. Among others, I have presented to students at PPPCS, Tench Tilghman, Calvert School, The Baltimore Lab School, Hampstead Hill, Waverly Elementary, Benjamin Franklin High School.
  • Parlato BTT School Presentation - Hampstead Hill

    Parlato BTT School Presentation - Hampstead Hill
    Baltimore Trash Talk's School Recycling & Litter Program - School Presentation. I have now received two grants to continue the programming and expand on it. Among others, I have presented to students at PPPCS, Tench Tilghman, Calvert School, The Baltimore Lab School, Hampstead Hill, Waverly Elementary, Benjamin Franklin High School. Presentations often include interactive exercises on population/pollution and conversations about stewardship, civic duty, city water systems, water quality and litter.
  • Parlato Baltimore Trash Talk School Presentation - Waverly Elementary

    Parlato Baltimore Trash Talk School Presentation - Waverly Elementary
    Baltimore Trash Talk's School Recycling & Litter Program - School Presentation. I have now received two grants to continue the programming and expand on it. Among others, I have presented to students at PPPCS, Tench Tilghman, Calvert School, The Baltimore Lab School, Hampstead Hill, Waverly Elementary, Benjamin Franklin High School. Presentations often include interactive exercises on population/pollution and conversations about stewardship, civic duty, city water systems, water quality and litter.
  • Parlato BTT School Presentation - Degredation times infographic

    Parlato BTT School Presentation - Degredation infographic
    Infograpic for Baltimore Trash Talk's School Recycling & Litter Program School Presentation - commisioned by Waterfront Partnership. Graphic shows degredation times for most littered items and explains the difference between photodegredation and biodegredation as well as suggesting solutions to cut down on trash and one-use items.
  • Parlato Baltimore Trash Talk School Presentation Slide - Population growth and Pollution Problems.

    Parlato Baltimore Trash Talk School Presentation Slide - Population growth and Pollution Problems.
    Slide from Baltimore Trash Talk's School Recycling & Litter Program School Presentation. The presentation leads viewers in a short series of slides through the growth of world population in the last 50 years (my lifetime) and illustrates the growing problem of litter and plastic trash. This larger world view is then narrowed down to Baltimore, how problematic litter affects our city and what each one of us as individuals can do about it.
  • Parlato Baltimore Trash Talk School Presentation Slide - Broken Window Theory

    Parlato Baltimore Trash Talk School Presentation Slide - Broken Window Theory
    Slide from Baltimore Trash Talk's School Recycling & Litter Program School Presentation. The presentation leads viewers in a short series of slides through the growth of world population in the last 50 years (my lifetime) and illustrates the growing problem of litter and plastic trash. This larger world view is then narrowed down to Baltimore, how problematic litter affects our city and what each one of us as individuals can do about it.
  • Parlato Baltimore Trash Talk School Presentation Slide - What Can You Do?

    Parlato Baltimore Trash Talk School Presentation Slide - What Can You Do?
    Slide from Baltimore Trash Talk's School Recycling & Litter Program School Presentation. The presentation leads viewers in a short series of slides through the growth of world population in the last 50 years (my lifetime) and illustrates the growing problem of litter and plastic trash. This larger world view is then narrowed down to Baltimore, how problematic litter affects our city and what each one of us as individuals can do about it. This slide lists a number of things one can do to rethink, reuse, reduce and recycle.

Pollinators and Neonicotinoids

This series of drawings focuses on the problem of neonicotinoid pesticides and pollinators. Neonicotinoids are a class of insecticides chemically related to nicotine that act on receptors in the nerve synapse. They are toxic to insects, mammals, birds and other higher organisms. Marketed by European chemical giants Syngenta and Bayer, neonics are the most widely used insecticides both in the United States and globally. In a report released a year ago, the EPA basically conceded the case that these pesticides harm bees and other pollinators. They still remain on the market.

Two more drawings are in process, 6-8 planned in addition to the drawings featured here. Presently seeking venue for solo or group exhibition. Also seeking possible grant funding to help cover drawing time.

  • Butterfly and Neonicotinoid.jpg

    Drawing of a dead Monarch butterfly and a Neonicotinoid molecule.
    Drawing of a dead Monarch butterfly and a Neonicotinoid molecule. Neonicotinoids are a class of insecticides chemically related to nicotine that act on receptors in the nerve synapse. They are toxic to insects, mammals, birds and other higher organisms. Marketed by European chemical giants Syngenta and Bayer, neonics are the most widely used insecticides both in the United States and globally. In a report released a year ago, the EPA basically conceded the case that these pesticides harm bees and other pollinators. They still remain on the market.
  • Parlato Pollinator Bird and Neonicotinoid Detail.JPG

    Drawing of a dead bird and a Neonicotinoid molecule.
    Drawing of a dead bird and a Neonicotinoid molecule. Neonicotinoids are a class of insecticides chemically related to nicotine that act on receptors in the nerve synapse. They are toxic to insects, mammals, birds and other higher organisms. Marketed by European chemical giants Syngenta and Bayer, neonics are the most widely used insecticides both in the United States and globally. In a report released a year ago, the EPA basically conceded the case that these pesticides harm bees and other pollinators. They still remain on the market.
  • Parlato Pollinator bird 2.jpg

    Drawing of a dead bird and a Neonicotinoid molecule.
    Drawing of a dead bird and a Neonicotinoid molecule. Neonicotinoids are a class of insecticides chemically related to nicotine that act on receptors in the nerve synapse. They are toxic to insects, mammals, birds and other higher organisms. Marketed by European chemical giants Syngenta and Bayer, neonics are the most widely used insecticides both in the United States and globally. In a report released a year ago, the EPA basically conceded the case that these pesticides harm bees and other pollinators. They still remain on the market.
  • Parlato Pollinator Bee and Neonicotinoid Detail.jpg

    Drawing of a dead bee and a Neonicotinoid molecule.
    Drawing of a dead bee and a Neonicotinoid molecule. Neonicotinoids are a class of insecticides chemically related to nicotine that act on receptors in the nerve synapse. They are toxic to insects, mammals, birds and other higher organisms. Marketed by European chemical giants Syngenta and Bayer, neonics are the most widely used insecticides both in the United States and globally. In a report released a year ago, the EPA basically conceded the case that these pesticides harm bees and other pollinators. They still remain on the market.
  • Parlato Pollinator Bee and Neonicotinoid.jpg

    Parlato Pollinator Bee and Neonicotinoid
    Drawing of a dead bee and a Neonicotinoid molecule. Neonicotinoids are a class of insecticides chemically related to nicotine that act on receptors in the nerve synapse. They are toxic to insects, mammals, birds and other higher organisms. Marketed by European chemical giants Syngenta and Bayer, neonics are the most widely used insecticides both in the United States and globally. In a report released a year ago, the EPA basically conceded the case that these pesticides harm bees and other pollinators. They still remain on the market.
  • Parlato Pollinator Bird Feet and Neonicotinoid.JPG

    Drawing of a dead birdand a Neonicotinoid molecule.
    Drawing of a dead birdand a Neonicotinoid molecule. Neonicotinoids are a class of insecticides chemically related to nicotine that act on receptors in the nerve synapse. They are toxic to insects, mammals, birds and other higher organisms. Marketed by European chemical giants Syngenta and Bayer, neonics are the most widely used insecticides both in the United States and globally. In a report released a year ago, the EPA basically conceded the case that these pesticides harm bees and other pollinators. They still remain on the market.
  • Parlato Pollinator Bird Feet Detail.JPG

    Detail - Drawing of a dead bird and a Neonicotinoid molecule.
    Detail - Drawing of a dead bird and a Neonicotinoid molecule. Neonicotinoids are a class of insecticides chemically related to nicotine that act on receptors in the nerve synapse. They are toxic to insects, mammals, birds and other higher organisms. Marketed by European chemical giants Syngenta and Bayer, neonics are the most widely used insecticides both in the United States and globally. In a report released a year ago, the EPA basically conceded the case that these pesticides harm bees and other pollinators. They still remain on the market.

Baltimore - Charm City Posters & Get Up Stand Up Chair

  • Facebook - chair winner.jpg

    The Get Up Stand Up chair - created in conjunction with Lisa Ferretto of Baltimore Green Events. Winner of 2013 Modern Classic Baltimore (Eames Chair) competition. Quote on back of chair is from American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead. The quote on the front of the chair is from Bob Marley's song, Get Up Stand Up (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuMlHdxiIZ8) and the chair is wired to play the chorus from that song when a person sits in it. Chair is collaged with articles about Baltimore’s crime, drug and finance problems.
  • Parlato Get Up Stand Up Chair (front).JPG

    The Get Up Stand Up chair - created in conjunction with Lisa Ferretto of Baltimore Green Events. Winner of 2013 Modern Classic Baltimore (Eames Chair) competition. Quote on back of chair is from American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead. The quote on the front of the chair is from Bob Marley's song, Get Up Stand Up (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuMlHdxiIZ8) and the chair is wired to play the chorus from that song when a person sits in it. Chair is collaged with articles about Baltimore’s crime, drug and finance problems.
  • Parlato Get Up Stand Up Chair (back).JPG

    The Get Up Stand Up chair - created in conjunction with Lisa Ferretto of Baltimore Green Events. Winner of 2013 Modern Classic Baltimore (Eames Chair) competition. Quote on back of chair is from American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead. The quote on the front of the chair is from Bob Marley's song, Get Up Stand Up (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuMlHdxiIZ8) and the chair is wired to play the chorus from that song when a person sits in it. Chair is collaged with articles about Baltimore’s crime, drug and finance problems.
  • Parlato Get Up Stand Up Chair (Sound Mechanism).JPG

    The Get Up Stand Up chair - created in conjunction with Lisa Ferretto of Baltimore Green Events. Winner of 2013 Modern Classic Baltimore (Eames Chair) competition. Quote on back of chair is from American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead. The quote on the front of the chair is from Bob Marley's song, Get Up Stand Up (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuMlHdxiIZ8) and the chair is wired to play the chorus from that song when a person sits in it. Chair is collaged with articles about Baltimore’s crime, drug and finance problems.
  • Parlato Get Up Stand Up Chair (front detail).JPG

    The Get Up Stand Up chair - created in conjunction with Lisa Ferretto of Baltimore Green Events. Winner of 2013 Modern Classic Baltimore (Eames Chair) competition. Quote on back of chair is from American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead. The quote on the front of the chair is from Bob Marley's song, Get Up Stand Up (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuMlHdxiIZ8) and the chair is wired to play the chorus from that song when a person sits in it. Chair is collaged with articles about Baltimore’s crime, drug and finance problems.
  • Winning Chair.jpg

    The Get Up Stand Up chair - created in conjunction with Lisa Ferretto of Baltimore Green Events. Winner of 2013 Modern Classic Baltimore (Eames Chair) competition. Quote on back of chair is from American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead. The quote on the front of the chair is from Bob Marley's song, Get Up Stand Up (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuMlHdxiIZ8) and the chair is wired to play the chorus from that song when a person sits in it. Chair is collaged with articles about Baltimore’s crime, drug and finance problems.
  • Get Up Stand Up chair back detail IMG_0742.JPG

    The Get Up Stand Up chair - created in conjunction with Lisa Ferretto of Baltimore Green Events. Winner of 2013 Modern Classic Baltimore (Eames Chair) competition. Quote on back of chair is from American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead. The quote on the front of the chair is from Bob Marley's song, Get Up Stand Up (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuMlHdxiIZ8) and the chair is wired to play the chorus from that song when a person sits in it. Chair is collaged with articles about Baltimore’s crime, drug and finance problems.
  • Parlato Poster 1- Charm City / Armed City.jpg

    Parlato Poster 1- Charm City / Armed City
    Charm City Posters. These posters address nagging Baltimore-based crime and drug questions with a very pointed ask. They were an idea I had using word play deriving harmful words or issues from the word charm - and playing on the irony of such problematic issues remaining forever ongoing and being anything BUT charming.
  • Parlato Poster 2- Charm City / Harm City

    Parlato Poster 2- Charm City / Harm City
    Charm City Posters. These posters address nagging Baltimore-based crime and drug questions with a very pointed ask. They were an idea I had using word play deriving harmful words or issues from the word charm - and playing on the irony of such problematic issues remaining forever ongoing and being anything BUT charming.
  • Parlato Poster 3- Charm City / H City

    Parlato Poster 3- Charm City / H City
    Charm City Posters. These posters address nagging Baltimore-based crime and drug questions with a very pointed ask. They were an idea I had using word play deriving harmful words or issues from the word charm - and playing on the irony of such problematic issues remaining forever ongoing and being anything BUT charming.

Baltimore Trash Talk Posters - Your Garbage Your Plate & Recycling

  • Poster - Your Garbage, Your Bay, Your Plate - Crab

    Poster - Your Garbage, Your Bay, Your Plate - Crab
    Posters from this series were used in: The Mayor's Townhall Meeting regarding trash, an exhibition called Synergy (the thesis project of MICA Curatorial graduate Christopher Beer) and Artscape 2015.
  • Poster- Water Skull / Change

    Poster- Water Skull / Change
    Posters from this series were used in: The Mayor's Townhall Meeting regarding trash, an exhibition called Synergy (the thesis project of MICA Curatorial graduate Christopher Beer) and Artscape 2015.
  • Parlato Baltimore Trash Talk - Poster Recycle Pie Chart

    Parlato Baltimore Trash Talk - Poster Recycle Pie Chart
    Posters from this series were used in: The Mayor's Townhall Meeting regarding trash, an exhibition called Synergy (the thesis project of MICA Curatorial graduate Christopher Beer) and Artscape 2015. Poster here is shown on Charles Street LED over the Prayers for the Sea River of Recycling at Artscape.
  • Poster - Your Garbage, Your Bay, Your Plate - Oysters

    Poster - Your Garbage, Your Bay, Your Plate - Oysters
    Posters from this series were used in: The Mayor's Townhall Meeting regarding trash, an exhibition called Synergy (the thesis project of MICA Curatorial graduate Christopher Beer) and Artscape 2015.
  • Poster - Your Garbage, Your Bay, Your Plate - Fish

    Poster - Your Garbage, Your Bay, Your Plate - Fish
    Posters from this series were used in: The Mayor's Townhall Meeting regarding trash, an exhibition called Synergy (the thesis project of MICA Curatorial graduate Christopher Beer) and Artscape 2015.
  • Poster - Worthless Trash? Think Again.

    Poster - Worthless Trash? Think Again.
    Posters from this series were used in: The Mayor's Townhall Meeting regarding trash, an exhibition called Synergy (the thesis project of MICA Curatorial graduate Christopher Beer) and Artscape 2015.
  • Poster - 12 Minutes - Plastic Bags

    Poster - 12 Minutes - Plastic Bags
    Posters from this series were used in: The Mayor's Townhall Meeting regarding trash, an exhibition called Synergy (the thesis project of MICA Curatorial graduate Christopher Beer) and Artscape 2015. Poster here is shown on Charles Street LED over the Prayers for the Sea River of Recycling at Artscape.

Refuse One Use / Take Back the Tap Posters

  • Loyola Posters_0014_Horizontal Great Reusable Mug.jpg

    Poster for Loyola University River of Recycling - Great Reusable Mug
    Created to promote The fifth River of Recyclables at Loyola University.The event took place on the main quad and was featured in Loyola's "Conversations" magazine (see page from article in Baltimore Trash Talk River Projects). Professor Janet Maher and Taylor Casalena, Program Assistant for Budget and Sustainability worked with students and faculty to prepare for the event day during which I worked with students and faculty to create the installation.
  • Loyola Posters_0015_Horizontal If Nothing Else Mannequins.jpg

    Poster for Loyola University River of Recycling - If Nothing Else Mannequins
    Created to promote The fifth River of Recyclables at Loyola University.The event took place on the main quad and was featured in Loyola's "Conversations" magazine (see page from article in Baltimore Trash Talk River Projects). Professor Janet Maher and Taylor Casalena, Program Assistant for Budget and Sustainability worked with students and faculty to prepare for the event day during which I worked with students and faculty to create the installation.
  • Loyola Posters_0021_Horizontal Wet Girl.jpg

    Created to promote The fifth River of Recyclables at Loyola University.The event took place on the main quad and was featured in Loyola's "Conversations" magazine (see page from article in Baltimore Trash Talk River Projects). Professor Janet Maher and Taylor Casalena, Program Assistant for Budget and Sustainability worked with students and faculty to prepare for the event day during which I worked with students and faculty to create the installation.
  • Loyola Posters_0013_Horizontally Girls Texting.jpg

    Created to promote The fifth River of Recyclables at Loyola University.The event took place on the main quad and was featured in Loyola's "Conversations" magazine (see page from article in Baltimore Trash Talk River Projects). Professor Janet Maher and Taylor Casalena, Program Assistant for Budget and Sustainability worked with students and faculty to prepare for the event day during which I worked with students and faculty to create the installation.
  • Loyola Posters_0017_Horizontal I wish I'd brought.jpg

    Created to promote The fifth River of Recyclables at Loyola University.The event took place on the main quad and was featured in Loyola's "Conversations" magazine (see page from article in Baltimore Trash Talk River Projects). Professor Janet Maher and Taylor Casalena, Program Assistant for Budget and Sustainability worked with students and faculty to prepare for the event day during which I worked with students and faculty to create the installation.
  • Loyola Posters_0011_Horizontal Girl Outfits.jpg

    Created to promote The fifth River of Recyclables at Loyola University.The event took place on the main quad and was featured in Loyola's "Conversations" magazine (see page from article in Baltimore Trash Talk River Projects). Professor Janet Maher and Taylor Casalena, Program Assistant for Budget and Sustainability worked with students and faculty to prepare for the event day during which I worked with students and faculty to create the installation.
  • Loyola Posters_0012_Horizontal Dont Drink Disposbly.jpg

    Created to promote The fifth River of Recyclables at Loyola University.The event took place on the main quad and was featured in Loyola's "Conversations" magazine (see page from article in Baltimore Trash Talk River Projects). Professor Janet Maher and Taylor Casalena, Program Assistant for Budget and Sustainability worked with students and faculty to prepare for the event day during which I worked with students and faculty to create the installation.
  • Loyola Posters_0018_Horizontal Strip Down.jpg

    Created to promote The fifth River of Recyclables at Loyola University.The event took place on the main quad and was featured in Loyola's "Conversations" magazine (see page from article in Baltimore Trash Talk River Projects). Professor Janet Maher and Taylor Casalena, Program Assistant for Budget and Sustainability worked with students and faculty to prepare for the event day during which I worked with students and faculty to create the installation.
  • Loyola Posters_0020_Horizontal Tulip Guy.jpg

    Created to promote The fifth River of Recyclables at Loyola University.The event took place on the main quad and was featured in Loyola's "Conversations" magazine (see page from article in Baltimore Trash Talk River Projects). Professor Janet Maher and Taylor Casalena, Program Assistant for Budget and Sustainability worked with students and faculty to prepare for the event day during which I worked with students and faculty to create the installation.
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    Created to promote The fifth River of Recyclables at Loyola University.The event took place on the main quad and was featured in Loyola's "Conversations" magazine (see page from article in Baltimore Trash Talk River Projects). Professor Janet Maher and Taylor Casalena, Program Assistant for Budget and Sustainability worked with students and faculty to prepare for the event day during which I worked with students and faculty to create the installation.

Framework and the Organic

The pieces in this section are a selection of works ranging from graduate school to present. There is a running theme of framework and an organic feel and style that runs through my work. I work in a number of mediums including digital art, ceramic sculpture, varying types of collage and jewelry making.

The large sculptural pieces here are from my Master's Exhibition and at present, I am learning jewelry making techniques. Over the course of my career, time and space constraints have made creating very large pieces prohibitive (unless the work is of a temporary nature such as the Rivers of Recycling). In addition, a need and wish to let go of material things and simplify has become increasingly important as well as increasingly challenging, being a maker. As a result, the form, size and nature of my work has become smaller, invited use or served a cause-related purpose.

In the past 4+ years of running Baltimore Trash Talk and Full Circuit Studio, I have actually created more work in a variety of mediums than I previously created while employed full time by a local corporation. I have also found that I have created more meaningful and purpose-driven work.

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    Collage of scanned deer skull images.
    Collage of scanned deer skull images.
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    Digital Collage of a scanned deer skull.
    Digital Collage of a scanned deer skull.
  • Parlato - Beasts on the Inside - Paper Mache Bowl

    Parlato - Beasts on the Inside - Paper Mache Bowl
    Paper Mache vessel with collage of teeth on the inside and telephone book pages on the outside. People, often being referred to as vessels, do face the daily task of struggling to BE one of the many, to fit in, to be that "normal" name in the phone book while also trying to "contain" their more base, animalistic instinctual tendencies.
  • Parlato - Paper, copper and nickel pendant

    Parlato - Paper, copper and nickel pendant
    Pendant created at the Baltimore Jewelry Center during their Meet The Bench class. I had been previously experimenting with paper beads which I incorporated into this piece.
  • Parlato ceramic sculptural piece 1 - Untitled.

    Parlato ceramic sculptural piece 1 - Untitled.
    Vessel with painted and collaged surface. The piece "stands" on its spines, almost floating above the surface it sits upon. On it's side, the piece has an eye-like appearance.
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    Vessel with painted and collaged surface. The piece "stands" on its spines, almost floating above the surface it sits upon.
  • Parlato Sculpture - Hearth

    Parlato Sculpture -  Hearth
    Largescale ceramic piece made from interlocking blocks surrounding a central seat. The piece was painted in reddish tones inside, giving the piece a warm fire-like glow in its interior. The piece had a cozy and inviting feel and the chair was very comfortable.
  • Parlato Sculpture - Sail

    Parlato Sculpture -  Sail
    Piece was created on short notice and involved creating a paper pattern for the sail/gauze shell, sewing the shell, pouring a concrete and pvc base with wood spines while creating and firing a ceramic bench.
  • Parlato Sculpture - Nessie

    Parlato Sculpture -  Nessie
    Multi-piece ceramic sculpture set up in a spiral layout with a chair in the center of the piece. In my mind, the piece was my imaginings of being in the "belly of the whale". It is a reference to Johah entering the whale in the Biblical story. Literature contains a number of symbolic references zones of danger, such as the 'dragon's lair', or 'the lion's den' and "the belly of the whale". 'Entering the Belly of the Whale' means going or traveling somewhere dangerous.

Predators or Prey? - The Outside (Bug Girls)

Predators or Prey? was a solo exhibition investigating the way women are encouraged to present themselves on the outside while trying to figure out who we are on the inside.

The show contrasted two sets of digital collages. The first group examined women comprised of magazine parts and depicted as insect specimens with latin names. These specimens had no vs. my views of myself as influenced by my own experiences as a woman, daughter and mother who grew up in a home where my mother suffered from clinical depression for most of my life.
Hints at that depression surface in most of the self portraits. "Blue" speaks more softly of depressions tendencies to draw one to the bed to sleep and escape while shock treatment head gear and representations of electric current are apparent in "Which Ones Are These?".

Passive or powerful? Authenticity or artifice? Victim or vixen? Self-reliant or subordinate?

Influence, impact, process, fabricate, display - what shapes who we are and how much is choice? Such questions are the basis for this collection of images that investigate person and persona. Through gritty interior portraits and slick specimens from the grocery check-out rack, the artist examines self and sexuality on the feminine front.
  • Predators or Prey - Divitis Illecebrosa Praemium

    Predators or Prey - Divitis Illecebrosa Praemium
    Rich, Attractive, Prize. “Passive or powerful? Authenticity or artifice? Victim or vixen? Self-reliant or subordinate? Influence, impact, process, fabricate, display - what shapes who we are and how much is choice? These digital images are from a solo exhibition called “Predators or Prey?”. The show’s gritty self portraits portray the interior of the artist as a person,while the insect influenced images (comprised wholly of women’s magazine imagery) represent women as specimens created by the dictates of contemporary mainstream media. Person vs. persona.
  • Predators or Prey - Ambitiosa Carisa

    Predators or Prey - Ambitiosa Carisa digital collage
    Artful, Sly, Showy. “Passive or powerful? Authenticity or artifice? Victim or vixen? Self-reliant or subordinate? Influence, impact, process, fabricate, display - what shapes who we are and how much is choice? These digital images are from a solo exhibition called “Predators or Prey?”. The show’s gritty self portraits portray the interior of the artist as a person,while the insect influenced images (comprised wholly of women’s magazine imagery) represent women as specimens created by the dictates of contemporary mainstream media. Person vs. persona.
  • Predators or Prey - Artificiosus Opima Pomi

    Predators or Prey - Artificiosus Opima Pomi - digital collage
    Skillfully Crafted, Fertile Fruit. “Passive or powerful? Authenticity or artifice? Victim or vixen? Self-reliant or subordinate? Influence, impact, process, fabricate, display - what shapes who we are and how much is choice? These digital images are from a solo exhibition called “Predators or Prey?”. The show’s gritty self portraits portray the interior of the artist as a person,while the insect influenced images (comprised wholly of women’s magazine imagery) represent women as specimens created by the dictates of contemporary mainstream media. Person vs. persona.
  • Predators or Prey - Appetitio Aviditas Aranea

    Predators or Prey - Appetitio Aviditas Aranea - digital collage
    Aspiring, greedy, spider. “Passive or powerful? Authenticity or artifice? Victim or vixen? Self-reliant or subordinate? Influence, impact, process, fabricate, display - what shapes who we are and how much is choice? These digital images are from a solo exhibition called “Predators or Prey?”. The show’s gritty self portraits portray the interior of the artist as a person,while the insect influenced images (comprised wholly of women’s magazine imagery) represent women as specimens created by the dictates of contemporary mainstream media. Person vs. persona.
  • Predators or Prey - Blandior Delicata Intacta

    Digital Collage - Predators or Prey - Blandior Delicata Intacta
    Flattering, Frivilous Virgin. “Passive or powerful? Authenticity or artifice? Victim or vixen? Self-reliant or subordinate? Influence, impact, process, fabricate, display - what shapes who we are and how much is choice? These digital images are from a solo exhibition called “Predators or Prey?”. The show’s gritty self portraits portray the interior of the artist as a person,while the insect influenced images (comprised wholly of women’s magazine imagery) represent women as specimens created by the dictates of contemporary mainstream media. Person vs. persona.
  • Predators or Prey - Cinaedius Illecebra

    Digital Collage - Predators or Prey - Cinaedius Illecebra
    Lewd, Immodest Enticement. “Passive or powerful? Authenticity or artifice? Victim or vixen? Self-reliant or subordinate? Influence, impact, process, fabricate, display - what shapes who we are and how much is choice? These digital images are from a solo exhibition called “Predators or Prey?”. The show’s gritty self portraits portray the interior of the artist as a person,while the insect influenced images (comprised wholly of women’s magazine imagery) represent women as specimens created by the dictates of contemporary mainstream media. Person vs. persona.
  • Predators or Prey - Sireneus Corum Edax

    Digital Collage - Predators or Prey - Sireneus Corum Edax
    Greedy, Voracious, Direct Siren. “Passive or powerful? Authenticity or artifice? Victim or vixen? Self-reliant or subordinate? Influence, impact, process, fabricate, display - what shapes who we are and how much is choice? These digital images are from a solo exhibition called “Predators or Prey?”. The show’s gritty self portraits portray the interior of the artist as a person,while the insect influenced images (comprised wholly of women’s magazine imagery) represent women as specimens created by the dictates of contemporary mainstream media. Person vs. persona.
  • Predators or Prey - Avaritia Cupidis

    Predators or Prey - Avaritia Cupidis - digital collage
    Greedy Lover. “Passive or powerful? Authenticity or artifice? Victim or vixen? Self-reliant or subordinate? Influence, impact, process, fabricate, display - what shapes who we are and how much is choice? These digital images are from a solo exhibition called “Predators or Prey?”. The show’s gritty self portraits portray the interior of the artist as a person,while the insect influenced images (comprised wholly of women’s magazine imagery) represent women as specimens created by the dictates of contemporary mainstream media. Person vs. persona.
  • Predators or Prey - Ancilla Artificiata Daedala

    Digital Collage - Predators or Prey - Ancilla Artificiata Daedala
    Artificial Skillfully crafted Maidservant. “Passive or powerful? Authenticity or artifice? Victim or vixen? Self-reliant or subordinate? Influence, impact, process, fabricate, display - what shapes who we are and how much is choice? These digital images are from a solo exhibition called “Predators or Prey?”. The show’s gritty self portraits portray the interior of the artist as a person,while the insect influenced images (comprised wholly of women’s magazine imagery) represent women as specimens created by the dictates of contemporary mainstream media. Person vs. persona.
  • Predators or Prey? - Formidulosus Trepidans Libidinis

    Digital Collage - Formidulosus Trepidans Libidinis
    Terrible, Anxious Lust. “Passive or powerful? Authenticity or artifice? Victim or vixen? Self-reliant or subordinate? Influence, impact, process, fabricate, display - what shapes who we are and how much is choice? These digital images are from a solo exhibition called “Predators or Prey?”. The show’s gritty self portraits portray the interior of the artist as a person,while the insect influenced images (comprised wholly of women’s magazine imagery) represent women as specimens created by the dictates of contemporary mainstream media. Person vs. persona.

Predators or Prey? - The Inside (Self Portraits)

  • Taken (Digital Self-Portrait Collage)

    Digital self-portrait collage by Full Circuit Studio.
    Taken. Digital self-portrait collage.
  • Blue (Digital Self-Portrait Collage)

    Digital self-portrait collage by Full Circuit Studio.
    Digital self portrait with inset of my pregnant mother. This image is influenced by growing up with my Mother's recurrent clinical depression. Depression often causes sufferers to retreat and escape into sleep. At such times my father would say "your Mother is blue again."
  • Monster (Digital Self-Portrait Collage)

    Digital self-portrait collage by Full Circuit Studio.
    Monster is a self-portrait taken in a sculpture I made called The Shaking Chamber - a ceramic piece comprised of 32 interlocking sections. It is reminiscent of a tree trunk and has a seat area built into it. The "monster" is shown superimposed over my head, representing the depression that "laid dormant" in my Mother's brain, occasionally rearing it's ugly head to hijack hers - and our lives.
  • Folded (Digital Self-Portrait Collage)

    Digital self-portrait collage by Full Circuit Studio.
    This image is a self portrait with a twisted flower blossom drawing drawn over my nude figure. During a very tumultuous time in my marriage, my husband left and the pain was unbearable. In a moment of anguish and prayer, I kept hearing the words "fold up" in my mind. The image accompanying those words was that of a flower that folds up at night and re-opens in the morning - conserving energy during the darkest hours.
  • Like Mother Like Daughter (Digital Self-Portrait Collage)

    Digital self-portrait collage by Full Circuit Studio.
    A visual blending of pictures of my mother and myself. This image came forth from a fear of reliving my mother's mistakes and recreating parts of her life that were extremely unsatisfying and unrewarding for her.
  • Which Ones Are These? (Digital Self-Portrait Collage)

    Digital self-portrait collage by Full Circuit Studio.
    A digital self portrait giving image to an experience I had when I was about 7. My brother and I - two of 5 children - were taken to visit my Mother post-shock treatments. The treatments had been successful in breaking a chain of suicidal thought however it left her not remembering which of her children we were.

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