ABOUT ME

Hi there! I’m Amanda, and for the past 15 years, I have been working in the New England arts community—as an educator, a writer, an artist, a designer, and a curator—but above all, as a storyteller. 

 

I am a collector. My curiosity always seems to get the best of me and well, I think that's ok. From hunting for quartz crystals in the Montana hills to swimming in the Ganges River, learning to cook nasi goreng from students in East Java, Indonesia, and trolling the attics of a 250-year-old house on Cape Cod, a range of experiences has led me to become a jack (or jackie?)-of-all-trades.

 

Creativity. Curiosity. Collaboration. These words get to the heart of who I am, as a professional and as a human being living in the world. I seek out unusual and insightful stories to translate into powerful sensory experiences through words, pictures, and objects. I love to share, to exchange ideas. While the bits of knowledge that I have collected are personally satisfying, when I share them with others, they take on new life.

 

Cape Cod is an amazing place. It took me a long time to figure out how to stay here all the time. Now that I'm all grown up, I live at the end of a windy driveway, on the top of a small hill, overlooking a cranberry bog and a pond. I grow vegetables, bees, chickens, not much grass, and a little family of my own.

 

I am making a life for myself and my family, through meaningful creative work in my local community.

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