As I worked towards my MFA in experimental video, performance and installation art, I knew I wanted to make art that merged with my world view of equality and social justice. One possibility I saw was through documentary film and moved into that arena.  It’s been a beautiful, challenging and exciting journey.  Over the past decade I have developed a love/hate relationship with documentaries.  I love their immediacy, how they can move audiences to action and how
audiences are connected to people, places and issues outside of their lives. I also love making them - the people I meet, places I experience and how we impact each other.  At this time in my life, I can not watch many of these worthy stories.  Sometimes the weight of this work becomes too heavy. So, I draw on my experimental beginnings and strive to bring beauty and levity to my work, no matter the subject, no matter the weight.  Stylistically, I juxtapose ugliness with beauty to encourage the audience to see and hear the images and stories with a different experience... to see beauty and hope in darkness... to laugh.
this black soil (2004)  58:00This_Black_Soil.htmlshapeimage_2_link_0
Manoomin (2005)  23:00Manoomin.htmlshapeimage_3_link_0
The Bush Foundation  (2008/09/10) Bush.htmlshapeimage_4_link_0
Woven from the Land (2010)  58:30Woven1.htmlshapeimage_5_link_0
Através de ti, yo soy  (2005)  6:03Atraves.htmlshapeimage_6_link_0
train  (1994)  5:20train.htmlshapeimage_11_link_0
Greg Herriges Music (2010/11) Greg.htmlshapeimage_14_link_0