I have been selected as one of fifteen designers worldwide to present my work as an Emerging Lighting Designer at the World Stage Design Expo 2017. I will be exhibiting my lighting design for A Lesson Before Dying at the Clarence Brown Theatre in Knoxville, TN.
In April 2017, I presented my graduate thesis project. This immersive art installation, entitled Through His Eyes: An Exploration in Sensory Sensitivity and Autism Spectrum Disorder through Light and Sound, allowed neuro-typical individuals the opportunity to experience a taste of what it is like to live with a sensory sensitivity disorder like those associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Approximately 30 viewers experienced the installation, and through the course of the day, we raised $80 for the East Tennessee Autism Society. A great thanks to all of the people who helped make this project possible including the Clarence Brown Theatre and the University of Tennessee Theatre Arts Department.
In June 2016, I got a call from a friend asking, "what do you think about chromatherapy yoga?". And I said, "I have never thought about chromatherapy yoga." And so my journey with LYT Events began.
LYT (Love. Yoga. Tribe.) is a therapeutic yoga event series focusing on combining the breathing and movement of yoga with light and sound to create a fully immersive healing experience. We opened our first event in November 2017 at Porta in Asbury Park, NJ. Now on to its next phase, we are working on some very exciting research and development for a full scale, touring yoga rig.