Behind the making of this exhibition there are a huge number of people, friends, and family that made this event possible. Before I begin the list of incredible people I would like to acknowledge the importance of our location and that Cornell University and the city of Ithaca is settled in Cayuga territory as part of the Haudenosaunee Nation.
First, always first, to my partner Derrick for all his love, support, cooking, general tête-à-tête, reminders, and care taking.
To my two little boys, my parents, and my siblings who keep me grounded
Thank you to the Cornell Council for the Arts and the College of Human Ecology for their generous support.
To Dan, for listening to my crazy ideas and always coming through for me when I needed help or coffee.
To Hans Butler, Head Chef at Rose House Dining. For supplying me with buckets and buckets of black bean soaking water.
To Julianne Hunter for teaching me the magic of paper making and sharing her time and talents.
To Lucas, for the gift of sound in the Jill Stuart Gallery.
To my advisor Professor Denise Green, for her endless support and advice.
To Kim Phoenix, this exhibition would not have been possible without the immense amount of work, talent, and knowledge she put into it. I am forever grateful.
Thank you to Amanda for being a sounding board, a rock, and a fantastic artist. Words can't describe how grateful I am to have her as a friend.
To Kevin Grant, Head Chef at Risley Dining. For supplying me with the offcuts from yellow onions.
To Charles, Vincent, and Pierce in the Digital Design Fabrication Studio for making my ideas into reality.
To Laura for being such a important source of encouragement and strength through this emotional process.