Through slightly disarming, curious, and unconventional surprises, we use creativity and quirky design thinking to provide an entry point into positive change making. Our interactive projects, workshops, events and machines challenge complex systems of thought. The results provide participants an invitation and the means to live better, collectively, in our communities. 


Libby Modern

Libby has been working as an artist and a designer for many years. After graduating from Princeton University, Libby studied design and art direction at the Creative Circus in Atlanta, GA. She cut her teeth in the design world of San Francisco, then co-founded Half-Full, an award-winning design studio dedicated to providing creative communications strategies for non-profits.  After 12 years of working with clients such as Greenpeace, The Jane Goodall Institute, and Defenders of Wildlife, all while painting on the side, Libby mixed them up, combined them and founded Modern Art. And that’s where she is now.

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Joanna Davis Seedorf (a.k.a Joanna Art)

Jo is a contemporary artist whose majority of work involves creating abstract and graphic paintings. She also works with space specific projects and design. Her work draws inspiration from microscopic and repetitive patterns in nature as well as daily life.  She studied at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and Rome and earned BFA majoring in Illustration.

Davis Seedorf’s ideas are based on replication and microcosmos, echoing patterns and designs found in nature. She works with traditional drawing and painting media as well as sewing techniques and digital tools. Her signature creations combine a variety of materials that have acted as a catalyst for meditation and metaphysical exploration.  Joanna Davis Seedorf’s work has been exhibited in various galleries around the U.S. and the cover of Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern.  She was a finalist in the Visual Design Competition of the Frank Gherry designed Museo de Biodiversidad in Panama City, Panama.

Hows that for a bio!

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