Being involved and supportive of community arts has also always been an integral part of my creative practice. I continue to find endless inspiration in the work of my peers and find sharing work with others and collaboration to be a critical aspect of my creative process. DIY culture and the underground arts community have long been a refuge and deeply influenced me, preferring this environment creatively to that of a gallery or more standardized commercial space.
I have worked with a number of art collectives across genres, along with helping to run and live in DIY art and music venues. I've also worked at the Creative Reuse Depot which has influenced my interest and use of alternative and experimental materials, along with the amazing community of artists that work in this space.
I continue to prioritize the creation and stewardship of community art spaces as a potent antidote for countering isolation, consumerism, alienation and the damaging aspects of our society.