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 I began my career as an artist in the dance world performing, choreographing and making costumes in San Francisco in the 90s. I opened The Labyrinth Shop in 1994 on 22nd St. at Guerrero, making costumes for performances, designing and running the store while putting on fashion shows, around the city. I moved The Labyrinth Shop to Haight St. one year later and began selling my hemp clothing line wholesale in New York at the NY Fashion Boutique show,  continuing to make costumes for choreographers and custom clothing for individual clients and wedding parties.

 

 

 

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Dancing and creating costumes for Onsite Dance Company’s show “Arena” at Theatre Artaud.

In 1999 I closed down the Shop and moved to Maui, to begin a big land project in Haiku, Hawaii. Getting called back to San Francisco to make costumes for Robert Henry Johnson’s choreographed piece, “Woman At The Well” for the opening of the Oakland Ballet’s 2001 season at the Paramount Theatre , with five art costumes for the pop/rap group Zap Mama. Back on Maui, I helped write, design and perform in a collaborative interactive theatre show, “Beyond Reality Strikes Back” .

 

 

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Cover  Pointe Magazine
‘Woman at the Well”.
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1st show on Maui, Hawaii.
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The Revenge of the Return of
the Maui New Age Comedy Show.

 

 

Meanwhile, back at the land project, things were shaping up as I turned a raw, gulch property in the jungle into a little piece of paradise.

 

 

 

Nuvo Architecture.

 

 

 

 

I produce a mermaid clothing line, in Bali with fellow designer LaLaSun, and make costumes for stilt troupe Show Surreal (with Nala Starfish and Sita Luna), and the beginnings of my current clothing line in her earliest form: Zoetique,  a collaboration with silk artist Cudra Clover and soon after, Island Nuvo, the mother of NuvoTerre.

 

 

 

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“Zoetique” hand-painted silk and hand-dyed bamboo fabric.
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 Island Nuvo ~hand dyed Bamboo w shibori highlights, “The Vest of Tales”

 

 

During my last two years on Maui, I was invited to participate in The Art=Mixx event at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. In June 2012, my “Black & White” costumes went up at the height of the evening’s performance.

 

 

 

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Art=Mixx at the MACC.

 

 

 

 

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“Three Tall Goddesses” ~ Art=Mixx.

 

 

 

In July of 2013, Island Nuvo unveiled her first runway fashion show as part of the MACC’s Art=Mixx Runway Event; collaborating with visual artist Jaisy Hanlon and video artist Josh Meredith, on the set and video backdrop.

 

 

 

 

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 Art=Mixx Runway at the MACC .

 

 

The Maui chapter of my life closed for me after 13 years of creativity in the jungle.  In the fall of 2013, I move to  Southern Oregon where I continue to manifest into clothing form, the beauty of the world around me, with NuvoTerre Art to Wear.