“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Maya Angelou

Artist Articles

It’s Raining Outside

It took seconds for the giant quiet gallery to go from just me and the work-study student to a room filled with 50+ high school students who never planned on being there. It was cold and raining during their tour of the campus and a fire alarm went off while they were...

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The Christmas Block

During a MMM™ drawing exercise a young woman approached me holding a block in her open palms. She was crying and told me that it was her favorite block. “This is the Christmas Block. It’s my favorite block. I was wrapped on Christmas day and I want to thank you for...

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1950’s Prom Dress

After presenting to a group of college students I asked them to choose one of the 300 blocks that most represented who they are. “Which one do you most relate to?” A young girl left the room sobbing. The professor followed her then returned saying she would like to...

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I want to make a difference

I want to make a difference

After my artist talk a young woman took my wrist and sat me down in front of the blocks. She didn’t look directly at me. She faced the blocks. She was weeping and told me she was scared, scared that she’ll never make a difference in the world like I had with this...

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His Father

After my My Mark Matters™ presentation a young man approached me to tell me his father is a pediatric burn surgeon. He was interested in knowing what year I was burned and how I was treated to better understand how treatments for burns have changed. I shared the...

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