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Performance Poster

Animated poster I created to promote my performance at the Corktown Music
Festival in Detroit, Michigan.

What Will You See

What Will You See? is an animated poster I created to promote my performance at the Ghost Light in Hamtramck, Michigan.

Symbol Hysteria

Symbol Hysteria is a book I wrote, designed, and worked with a printer to bring to life chronicling the writing and recording of my Album by the same name as well as the planetarium show I created to assist its visual release.

We All Smoke Trans Weed is a screen print on a handmade and homegrown 24 x 36 piece of hemp paper.

Submersible

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   We All Smoke
Trans Weed

Submersible was my first solo art exhibition. The exhibition combined virtual reality, performance and sculpture.

The New Suburban Farmer's Almanac

The New Suburban Farmer’s Almanac is a publication I wrote, designed, and risograph printed. The almanac serves as a record of my personal experience with farming in Metro Detroit’s queerest suburb: Ferndale, Michigan.

The Past, The Present, The Future

On the morning of May 24th, 2022, the Detroit Department of Transportation held a launch event in celebration of purchasing four new electric busses. Detroit’s first electric bus took off around 10:30 a.m. from the Rosa Parks Transit Center. The launch featured an old school General Motors Fishbowl bus. The Fishbowl busses were manufactured in Pontiac, Michigan between 1959 and 1977. DDOT’s four new zero-emission, electric busses are made by Proterra, an automotive and energy storage company. Proterra is headquartered in Silicon Valley and manufactured in San Gabriel Valley, California. Although they don’t do anything for DDOT’s long and unpredictable waits, these EV’s have a charge time of six hours and run 200 to 300 miles per charge. Additionally, the new busses are quieter than the other 288 DDOT busses in route. 

DDOT Executive Director of Transit, Mikel Oglesby, posed at the event between three different generations of DDOT busses. The LED destination signs on each bus read, “The Past, The Present, The Future” in order of the busses age. Oglesby is hopeful for what opportunity the new electric vehicles may provide and represent for Detroit’s public transportation. However, Oglesby is aware the present is still where we are at. The current state of Detroit’s public transportation is one of underpaid drivers, no low-income fares, controversial video surveillance, outrageous wait times, bus stops with no benches, overflowing trash cans, and fragmented independently owned transit agencies.

 

Though it is not nearly enough to turn around the over 100 year history of insufficient public transportation in Metro Detroit, 51 million dollars has been funded by ARPA to DDOT. To voice your opinion and influence the future of Detroit’s public transit, attend DDOT’s regular virtual meetings. Meetings are open to the public for discussing how funds should be spent.

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