My background is in film. For a while, I was actually interested in set design and I worked for a while in the film and media industry, then I decided to take a break. I am a dancer and what I enjoy the most is dancing and making costumes for myself. During my break, I tried to concentrate on my art and tried to figure out what I wanted to do. That’s sort of how I was brought to the Asylum; I wanted to learn. I was making jewelry, selling it to other dancers, but I wanted to learn how to take it more seriously and up the game, I guess.
Are you originally from Boston? Where did you go to school?
Yes, I am from here. I went to school in New York. I left and came back. A lot of people have tried to get me to leave here, but I really want to stay. The Boston community is growing and I think we’re really on the edge of being something really great. I’ve also been interested in helping other artists navigate it as well through the art administration route, which part of is came from being here. A lot of people go through the struggles of being a working artist, and I want to play my role in helping out with that as well.
How long have you been a member?
Officially I’ve been a member for a year and a half. I had taken classes before then, so I’ve been here roughly about two years.
What do you do at the Asylum? What kind of projects do you like to work on and what materials do you work with?
Right now, I make jewelry. I also make costumes but I haven’t been doing that too much although I am looking to get back into that. They type of jewelry I make is referred to as “Assembly,” in which I use a lot of different components. I use gemstones, a lot antique and vintage pie...
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It’s a good place to get inspiration. It’s a good place to have a mentor and learn things. I can go up to someone and be like, “How do I do this?” and people will help out. There’s also a great community here. I’ve made a lot of friends here and I’ve gotten so much support from the people here. I really do feel like I am a part of this community and this sort of organism. I could choose to sit and home and make stuff, but I’m here because of the community.
How has the Asylum impacted your life?
It has helped me figure out my path a little bit more. I think I mentioned it before, but being here and working with these people has influenced my desire to pursue an art administrative role. I don’t know if I would have come up with that conclusion if I hadn’t been here. I feel as though now I’m not just a dancer or a jeweler, I’m a part of something greater.
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