June 07, 2022 Image She/Her Junior, Drawing and Painting Class of 1978 Drawing and Painting Merit Scholarship $2,000 Online Portfolio Park Rapids, Minnesota Describe the work you submitted for merits. I submitted all paintings that I have made really recently most of which were from my Issues in Abstraction class with Ed Charbonneau. Why did you decide to come to MCAD? I felt it was the best Art and Design school in Minnesota with exciting work from alumni. I have wanted to come to MCAD since I was in high school 10 years ago. What's next for your practice? Anything you're really excited to make? I want to be funnier. I am beginning to work larger. I am also really excited by the possibilities that paint and pigment has and I want to continue to play with this medium. Favorite thing about college life (so far)? I love having my own studio space on campus. I love that I can go to campus to work in my studio whenever I want. What inspires you? Butterflies, pop music, my cat Bianca, fashion... I am also inspired by my own work and the accomplishments and failures I have had throughout my life. I let my little successes and mistakes fuel my next projects. Do you have a favorite piece you've made? I think my favorite piece I have made is myself... I birthed myself as Mizz. Wormhole 6 years ago in a bar and since then I have been creating under the name Mizz. Wormhole for all my creative projects. Mizz. Wormhole is a project, she is a nice walk on the beach, she is able to become anything and gives me a platform and headspace to create other new artworks or performances. She is always a work in progress but when I work as Mizz. Wormhole I am able to further develop an understanding of who this character is. What's your Instagram handle? @Mizz_Wormhole Anything you're obsessed with at the moment? I am obsessed with Crocs. I became obsessed with Crocs in fall of 2021 and it was bad timing because I couldn't wear them during the winter... But I still did. I am obsessed with comfort and napping. I am also obsessed with my cat Bianca Lynn Hole. She is literally my favorite person in the world.