My interdisciplinary work marries my social work training and experience with my doctoral training in folklore; specifically, I consider how people do and have used folkloric elements to create and reinforce a sense of personal sanctuary, especially in times of precarity.
Experimental Archaeologist with a keen interest in education, outreach, and engagement. Co-host of the EXARC show podcast. I believe experimental archaeology is a fantastic tool with which to inspire and engage people.
Ancient painting techniques are my field of interest - everything from scribbling on things and walls to high art. I started the exploration in 2009 with humble tempera experiments, probed into encaustic techniques in 2014, painted a ship with pliny-style wax paint in 2018.
My historical focus is on the early Middle Ages and I volunteer at the Lauresham Open Air Laboratory for Experimental Archaeology at the Lorsch Abbey World Heritage Site.
I received my B.A. in Archaeology from Cornell University in 2015, and my M.A. in Historical Archaeology from the University in Massachusetts, Boston in 2020.
Coming from an art and history involved family I not only started painting/drawing early age but also have been around historical site, museum an even excavations as youngsters.
I have an amateur interest in archaeology, and participate in historic reenactment. I have interests in garment construction and embellishment. Tablet weaving and braiding/cordage techniques, and Scribal arts and book/ manuscript creation.
Since 2015, I have been a member of the Ukrainian historical reenactment club Chorna Halych. Until 2019, together with my club, I took an active part in historical festivals in Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, and Slovakia.
I have always had a passion for history and art, so I decided to bring my two passions together to create 'Arteology'.