the saddest thing is that i have had to use words. - madeline gins

i am a word.


dear friend books / wise women fish here

love @ first line / a site-specific public artwork (in conversation) / a simple etymology search engine

accessibility in galleries, libraries, archives, and museums / a collaborative libguide

poetry_chef / a poetic experiment


masters in library & information science candidate (-2022) / pratt institute

digital projects fellow (-2021) / anthropology section, new york academy of sciences

you matter / a commission for art+action in support of the 2020 census / in partnership with sfpl

marlon / a typeface inspired by the artwork of marlon mullen, a non-verbal painter of words / a proposal for public spaces devoid of information

why truth was never true / a paper


poet-in-residence / paradise, california / in memorium of the 86 lives lost

artist-in-residence / lavamaex

participant / summer writing program with eileen myles

kharkiv photography / murder magazine no. 3

ybca 100 honoree


you are loved / with only 24 public toilets across sf (none open 8pm-7am), our 7500 houseless neighbors are forced to use the sidewalk as a bathroom / an intervention in partnership with lavamaex

if i were the president / 120 youth across america say what they would change as president / conceived as a public imagination fellow at ybca

participant / the mountain school of arts


the compliment project / a response to the 2016 election that struck a chord, covered by the new york times & re-imagined for chronicle books


continue the thread / mailed handwritten quotes to a thousand strangers who shared their stories with me

product manager / instructables

trustee scholar / university of southern california

contact me.

a polaroid of yellow flowers sprouting from the burnt earth of paradise, spring 2019