One of my favorite things of functioning as an artist is being in contact and collaborating with or modeling for other artists. I initially began modeling for artists around the age of 19 when I entered the Brundege drawing group where I both posed and had my first live model drawing experiences. I have never institutionally studied art, but rahter surrounded myself with artists. My relationship to art has been one of observation and experimentation.
Excerpt of an Interview by La Polea Gallery
Q. What is somanyprojects?
A. somanyprojects is an art creation dedicated to the instigation of reusing materials… a platform for lifestyle investigation. Once the question was asked, “What if we didn’t have any place to throw out the things we don’t want?” “How would that reshape your life?”
Q. How does it reshape your life?
A. somanyprojects formed once living in the city life of Barcelona, Spain. Living in Barcelona more than a decade has been the catalyst of this project. I grew up on a farm (for family production only) in the countryside of Missouri where a big portion of life revolved around transforming energy into food (and still does). Leftovers get composted, fed to the red worms or to the chickens where it becomes enriched broken down mater that eventually gets folded back into the soil to grow plants that later become the source of energy again. In the city life you have to transform objects or actions in order to feed yourself. Since I found myself living within a trading center, I dove into the concept of object transformation. The city is strewn with some very beautiful abandoned objects and spaces, and I can´t avoid the desire to translate that otherwise wasted energy. The question lingers… what if that object had no where to go?
b. 1975, USA, presently resident of Barcelona, Catalunya-España
Brundege Art Circle, Missouri, 1995 – 2005
Cercle Artist de Sant LLuc, Barcelona, 2008 – present
2016 Nexos (with Anna McNeil), La Contra, Barcelona, Spain
2016 Acquiescence, Gallery Salas, Barcelona, Spain
2014 Peliaguda, Hawthorn Galleries, Springfield, Missouri, USA
2014 SELECCIONATS ’14, Cercle Artistic Sant LLuc, Barcelona, Spain
2014 Col·levtiva ’14, Cercle Artistic Sant LLuc, Barcelona, Spain
2013 Espacio Anima (collaborative project), Festival de Poble Nou, Barcelona, Spain
2012 Collective, La Polea Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2012 Col·levtiva ’12, Cercle Artistic Sant LLuc, Barcelona, Spain
2011 Collective, La Polea Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2011 Sketches From Spain, Hawthorn Galleries, Springfield, Missouri, USA
2011 Sheffield International Artist´s Books, Bank Street Gallery, Sheffield, England
2010 SELECCIONATS ’10, Cercle Artistic Sant LLuc, Barcelona, Spain
2010 Col·lectiva ’10, Cercle Artistic Sant LLuc, Barcleona, Spain
2009 Shrine Time, OFR Gallery, Paris, France
2009 Meditó, Studio 405, Springfield, Missouri, USA
2008 Dama, Lait de Lune, Paris, France
2014 Residency in Studio Victoria Roestel in collaboration with La Polea Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2010 Singing Sands Shrine, FEMELEK Festival, Barcelona, Spain
2009 La Esperança, Mostra International de Art Urban, Caldes de Montbui, Spain
2008 Al Safareig, MIAU, Caldes de Montbui, Spain
2007 Mutation Sensation, Basurama, Donastìa, Spain
2007 Mutation Sensation, Drap-Art Festival, Barcelona, Spain
2007 Tallers Oberts de Garcia, Bo Peep Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2007 Homeless, Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem, Oregon, USA
2007 Case 4, UND Festival, Karlsruhe, Germany
2006 Mutation Sensation, Basurama, Valdemoro, Spain
2006 Mutation Sensation, Drap-Art Festival, Barcelona, Spain
2006 Mutation Sensation, La Bradereie de L’Art
2011 Col·lectiva ’10, Cercle Artistic Sant LLuc, Barcleona, Spain
David Moye. “Conceptual Artist Cherry Tree Makes Perfume From Her Urine.” HuffPost. Wierd News. (May, 27, 2011)
“Sock Cats.” naif. No. 1, (Winter 2008/09): pp.84-85.
“Usar Y Volver A Usar.” El Pais Semenal. No. 1,638. (Feb. 17, 2008): pp. 90-91
Dot Dot Dash, 2006. Designer Toy, Action Figures and Character Art, “Mutation Sensation” pp.222-223.