Together is always better than alone. While you have strength on your own, that strength is amplified by the people who hold you up.
Your team, your community, your family – it’s allowed to look however you need it to. It can look different than your friends’, different than the norm, and even exist in stark opposition to what society prescribes. Regardless of the form it takes, it’s made up of people who are there with you as you stumble and fumble through the dark just as much as they’re with you to share in your triumphs. Through nvrlnd., I’m building my “together.” nvrlnd. is a non-profit art collective with the goal of creating an open-minded, affordable and safe art space for artists to gather, create, experiment and share their work with the public. It’s because of nvrlnd. offering me the opportunity to create in their space that I‘m beginning to feel at all comfortable calling myself an artist. It’s a title I feel that I’m still earning. Working towards that goal of feeling myself every inch an artist, I’ve set out to master the art of screen printing using 100% environmentally conscious material and through purely socially conscious construction methods. I’m taking my first wobbly steps in this direction at nvrlnd. and I can’t imagine having a better community behind me, steadying me and encouraging me forward.