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Art Installation

Are you interested in community-building and increasing social engagement through a custom art installation?


Does your project aim to have a positive effect on humanity, shift perspectives or transform the “old paradigm” toward an energizing, regenerative, positive future?


Under the umbrella of Urban Shrine, Annette chooses 1-3 projects per year to create installations that engage community, are discoverable over time and aim to transform both the artwork and viewer over the span of the project.


She often collaborates with select artists, designers and makers. With each project, her ultimate goal is to remind us of and playfully re-engage our human spirit. Or depending on the piece, to rescue the human spirit from consumption.


In 2016, she was commissioned with media artist, Olivia Ting, to create Coalescence for the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery’s grand re-opening.  Coalescence was featured in Forbes magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications. Olivia and Annette are currently working on an outdoor installation in the Bay Area, which is planned to be completed in June 2022. 


If you are interested in a customized installation created for your space, please reach out to discuss possibilities!

Presentations, Workshops & Courses

Are you seeking an inspiring presentation for your building industry team?  

Rooted in her 2018 Keynote Presentation to the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) in San Jose, Building from Within, Annette provides presentations and workshops centered around reawakening our call to design and construct. 

In the building industry, we feel the call, enter various professions to create and build, but somewhere along the corporate-way, we often lose our WHY. Or we lose our passion because we’ve been taught that we have to suffer (or appear to suffer) to succeed. Not true! 


Now that the Great Resignation is upon us, there is no better time to transform that lie and bring meaning and purpose back into our work. 


Often the push to produce and constrict to ever-tightening deadlines kicks our human spirit to the curb. Building from Within brings awareness and inspiration to pull it back in--because our human spirit is all we have. No matter how many may choose to enter the Metaverse, real bodies need real spaces and objects.


We need our designers, builders and makers more than ever. And we need to be happy, healthy, and inspired so we can build spaces that bring that same energy to our lives. 

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