Transforming Trash into Treasure: Beach Clean-Up in St. Croix

Every week, I hit the shores of St. Croix armed not just with bags for trash, but with a vision. Ghost nets, marline line, and rope—once marine debris—are prized materials for my artwork. These discarded remnants not only mar our beautiful beaches but also tell a story of environmental neglect.

Through meticulous collection during beach clean-ups, I breathe new life into these discarded items. By repurposing them in my artwork, I not only create striking pieces but also raise awareness about ocean conservation and the impact of human activity on marine ecosystems.

I am turning the tide on pollution—one ghost net at a time.

Work in Progress

As an artist deeply passionate about sustainability and the beauty of the unexpected, I’ve always been drawn to the idea of giving new purpose to discarded objects. There’s something incredibly satisfying about taking something that might otherwise end up in a landfill and transforming it into a work of art that sparks wonder and curiosity.

I am still sourcing the materials to embellish the braids so I expect to be working and completing this piece, while I am in residency at Touchstone Center for Crafts this Spring and Fall.

more to come…

Glow Up Teddy Bear

My emotional baggage cart in progress on Governors Island asked me to make a Teddy Bear for it so naturally, I complied.

Come see the completed cart at the end of the month and save the date for my Artist Talk on Saturday October 15th at 1:00pm.

Location: Art Crawl Harlem House 406B Colonels Row on Governors Island, NYC

Do You See It?

The weaving on the left is a work in progress. The photo on the right is the view from my tree house in St. Croix.