“Smashed Menagerie”, Performance/Video/Installation, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida 2010

I wrote and performed a song titled: Ode 2 Tennessee as a tribute to Tennessee Williams and the impact his deformed character Laura from William’s play The Glass Menagerie had on my life. Sung in the torch style of Billie Holiday's song Strange Fruit, this performance featured Techno Holiday, the forth character in a series of four characters I've created as symbols for the different stages one born with a birth defect goes through in relation to both self image and perception of self by others.

The installation element of this piece was a karaoke style art video played on two televisions, a series of handprint paintings, and smash menagerie sculptures.