a little bio


Henry's Last Dance

water-based media on canvas (this piece was used for an interactive dance with Lexington Ballet Company)

76" x 70" x 20"

A native of the architecturally progressive prairie town of Columbus, Indiana, I was formally educated in art.   My mother ran the art gallery at The Commons, which was positioned in view of Jean Tinguely’s Chaos sculpture, a working masterpiece.    I have been the recipient of several grants, the funds of which have enabled projects such as Stories About Mountaintop Removal, The Counterpane, and Freedom Summer Paintings: A Mississippi Season of Harassment, Terrorism and Progress.  Currently in the studio is an anti-racism series as well as a save the planet because we must series.   There’s so much work to do.

What started as a way to stay in touch because long distance phone calls were too expensive,  Leslie and I began a postcard project in hope of “hey, let’s do 1000 of them!”.  Recent inventory counts over 1500 the aptly named Overstamped: an ongoing 30 year postcard collaboration thrives.   Not only do we physically place stamps over used postage both for decoration and shipping,  we also have implemented a ridiculous amount of extra postage to ensure safe passage through the USPS.   My mailman pays the extra postage when needed.  I reimburse him.

Other exhibitions and projects:

  • Pivotal: An Exploration of Art and Activism:  Montpelier Art Center, Laurel, MD, November 13, 2023 – January 3, 2024
  • PRHBTN @ LAL Loudon House, Lexington, KY, October 20-December 1, 2023
  • Land, Race and Activism: The Colonel Eugene Meyers Gallery, Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, October 2-26, 2023
  • Scapes:  Stola Contemporary Art, Chicago, August 12 – September 24, 2023
  • The Secret Postcard Show 2023: The Old Lock Up Gallery, Cromfield, England, August 18 – September 3, 2023
  • Absurdity: In Dada We Trust:  Stola Contemporary Art, Chicago,  June 24 – August 4, 2023
  • The Art of Protest:  Stola Contemporary Art, Chicago May 4 – June 18, 2023
  • Selected Pieces: LexArts @ St. Joseph’s East Hospital, Lexington, KY March – June, 2023
  • Selected Pieces: LexArts @ St. Joseph’s Berea, Berea, KY  June- September 2023
  • Jimmy, HorseMania public art project for LexArts and Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, 2022


Cynthia does not hate the shorter days and lower angle of the sun and doesn’t throw away much.