Assistant Manager & Events Coordinator
About: I was born in Reading, England in 1995, and lived briefly in Maryland before moving to the outskirts of Austin in 2000. I've worked at Las Cruxes for over three years. Within that time I graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre & Dance with a concentration in costuming. I'm an avid collector of records (the more random and unknown, the better), and a fashion fanatic. I love discovering new music, seeing movies at the Austin Film Society Cinema, going to museums, looking at pictures of cute animals on the internet and trying not to cry, painting, sketching, writing music, reading, sewing, baking, being vegan, and writing.
Favorite aspect of your job: I love being a part of this community space. Being at Las Cruxes has allowed me to branch out, grow my interests, and connect me to people that have similar interests to my own. I also love that I get to take an active role in bringing events to the public, from in-store performances of all sorts to parties where everyone can let loose and dance.
Who/What inspires you: I draw inspiration from all over the place: my coworkers, nature, architecture, music, food, poetry, film, and art. I think the artists that have been most influential on me and who I am today include Björk, Marina Abramović, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Rei Kawakubo, Nan Goldin, Lydia Lunch, Debbie Harry, Laurie Spiegel, Kate Bush, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Nobuyoshi Araki, Yukio Mishima, Sergei Parajanov, and Yayoi Kusama.
What are you reading: Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti, Maldoror and Poems by Comte de Lautréamont
Recent Discovery: Exercise is very important. My dog is not immune to the allergens in Austin.
Five tracks on your ideal mixtape:
Tomoko Aran - Body to Body
Bal Paré - Palais d'Amour
Croatian Amor & Lust for Youth - Prostitution
Coil - Ostia (the Death of Pasolini)
Nature and Organisation - Wicker Man Song