Thoughts on DBT Therapy – Healing Tool & Systemic Tool of Oppression?

Lately I’ve been deep into a reading called The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D. This book so far, among several other factors in recent weeks have both reaffirmed some of the techniques and developing habits from my investment in Dialectical Behavioral […]

MFA Candidacy Evaluations & Reflection

I spent the weekend away in Chicago to kick off “Spring Break” to evaluate how my work is progressing and how it correlates with my research.  In about 5 weeks, my 1st year peers and I will be reviewed for MFA candidacy.  Are we prepared to enter year 2 and prepare for graduation/professional careers? This mid-term review […]

Minnesota Mean: Participatory Work @ MCAD

Part of The Twin Cities Takeover, Minnesota Mean: The Students Take Measure is a student exhibition of activist work on display in the Main Gallery from January 16th to March 6th. On February 22nd, two of my participatory works will be installed, Untitled (Sexuality as Identity) and Untitled (Perpetuating the Cycle), a new piece proposed specifically for this show. […]

New Work: Gender & Sexuality Expectations

Over the 5 week break between semesters, I began working on 5 new paintings with the goal of further defining the imagery and color scheme for a 4’x8′ participatory work that will be a part of MCAD’s Minnesota Mean student project. This week, I sat down to analyze what these new works are communicating through […]

Goals & Skepticism – 2016

Although it is a reality that I have the rest of my life to enact change, there is a great pressure to achieve greatness during the next year and a half while I attend grad school. As I read articles and books aligned with and against my viewpoints, that pressure has become a wall.  I continue […]

Semester 1 @ MCAD + MnArtists

Graduate school has been an intense catalyst for realizing and imagining new goals that harness every part of myself. Rigid connectors and knots that shape my philosophies function equally with the fragile threads of new experiences in Minneapolis. As I focus on sexual violence and ask many questions about the concept of rape culture in the United States, […]

October Sale + Updates

For the month of October, I am offering discounts on all of my work from the beginning of 2014 and earlier! Email me directly at hrpeebles@gmail.com for more information and/or price inquiries. All funds are greatly appreciated and will go directly toward assisting in applying for MFA programs, purchasing new supplies, and studio fees. Thank […]