Area 405 and Oliver Street Studios is an ongoing project that I have dedicated my life to. My first curatorial endeavor was in 1995, working with over 25 artists in a huge space- I was still new-ish to Baltimore, and came here on a whim - not for art school but for art making.
I don't think I knew it then, but I now realize the aspect of creating through curating and building community is intrinsically a part of my way of making. I feel very strongly about the ability to both encourage and enable others to create work and be a catalyst for things to happen. Area 405 and Oliver Street Studios is a platform where this takes place.
I want to thank some very special folks for reminding me that this is part of my practice as much as the sculptures and drawings and installations, for sometimes, when water is all around us, we don't know we are swimming.