Kalulu is the Chichewa word for rabbit where I live in Malawi. Rabbits symbolize abundance, creativity, rebirth, and luck in many cultures.
I draw the world not
as it is but how I wish it could be. I use symbols, icons, and patterns with
cross-cultural significance combined with color psychology to help soothe,
heal, and reinvigorate weary idealists. Inspired by the lofty mission
statements used by the world’s top organizations, my
images are a call to action to visualize better outcomes for our lives,
communities, and the planet.
American/Portuguese digital artist and animator living in developing countries
over the past seven years, my creative process has been shaped by a
lack of reliable internet connectivity and frequent power outages. Since 2021,
I’ve reconnected with my fine art roots and now delight in making “slow art”
off the grid that requires no electricity. Each mark
in a drawing mimics the stitches that lovingly make up an elaborate quilt or
the frames that add up to a few seconds of animation.
drawing process is a form of meditation that enables me to tap into a higher
level of consciousness and rich artistic traditions that are thousands of years
A Little Background:
I've created multimedia content for clients including for UN agencies, a multi-platinum American rock band, non-profit organizations, universities, businesses, and everything in between. I've held senior leadership positions as a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media and Program Director at The American University of Rome and have taught at universities in North America, Europe, Asia, & Africa. My animated films have screened in over 75 international film festivals
earning numerous “Best Animated Short Film” awards including at the Cannes Short Film Festival, Italy International Film Festival, and the Sunscreen Film Festival.
In addition to fine art prints and original works, I also offer custom, commissioned artwork. You can learn more about that process on this page.
A portion of proceeds from my site go to support worthy charitable projects in Malawi (my current home) and Myanmar (my recent home). Learn more.
My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The
Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence,
and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.