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About

b. 1989, on a farm in Massachusetts region known as the "Happy Valley."

Like most people, I have one physical quality that stands out. 

I am a 6'9" woman. This has always made me hyper-aware of two things: (First) how do I interact with the space around me? Example, there is huge contrast between squeezing into a corner store in NYC and traipsing through a ranch mansion in Colorado.

(Second) How is my self-image is affected by people's constant responses to my appearance, and likewise how does my appearance affects other's identities? For example, I usually clash with people who feel pressure to fit strict gender roles, since I'm biologically engineered so far outside of the social norm.

Inspired by my unique perspective, I want to create spaces and incidents where the audience is the protagonist. Whether or not they're aware of it, the audience follows their internal being as it translates out of their body, permeates the space around them, interacts with others in the space, and travels back within, affected by the space and the social environment. Ideally its both entertaining and enlightening, and socially unifying.

I started engineering environments in high school, throwing and maintaining massive life-affirming parties. In college (MassArt) I managed the school's experimental event production team, getting hands on with everything - office, planning, budgeting / grant writing, lighting & sound, dressing, and stage managing. In 2011 I started work at the Telluride Film Festival, eventually becoming production manager for one of the largest of their 9 theaters. In NYC I designed the layout and displays for Flea Market, an antique store in Flatiron. I also designed a few short term rental apartments. 

I'm a visual artist exploring the same ideas of selfness, unity, and space. And I write, a lot.

 
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Hᴜᴍᴏɴɢᴏᴜs Wᴏʀʟᴅ

I'm Aly Stosz, a 6'9" real-life giant woman, artist, and sparkly eyed kid.

Welcome to 🌍 Hᴜᴍᴏɴɢᴏᴜs Wᴏʀʟᴅ 🌎

A place where tiny things are huge, giant things are little, the sky is under your feet, and your own body is a spaceship.

Expand your scope 👁️ ... come play with scale, whimsy, comedy, oddity, magic, philosophy, science, and mystical visions of cosmic vibrations ...

What size are you? In a true sense, every person is humongous and tiny at the same time. Our Universe telescopes between the insanely huge and the insanely tiny, from atoms to quasars, like a cosmic funhouse. So, in a sense it doesn't matter what height you are.

On our little planet, what matters most is how you embody yourself, and how you inhabit the world.

But being humans, we experience daily life on a specific scale. So as a giant I have to consider the space around me, otherwise I might accidentally throw an elbow in someone's eye or break a precious heirloom. I also examine how people react to my presence and how that shapes my own view of myself. What sort of stuff makes you think about how you fit in the world?

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ORIGINAL WORKS :

(2D) Fᶫᵃᵗ ˢᵖᵃᶜᵉˢ - images, patterns, thought adventures

(3D) Rᵒᵘᶰᵈ ˢᵖᵃᶜᵉˢ - structures and environments that titillate mind & body

(?D) Lᶦᵛᵉ ˢᵖᵃᶜᵉˢ - events and experiences

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NEWS / THOUGHT FUEL:

Ogle scientific articles, mysterious musings, well founded/rounded theories questioning reality as we know it, fluffy humor, and weird whimsy on my facebook (this and original news on blog - coming s00n ⚠️)

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HIRE / COMMISSION :

Contact ajstosz@gmail.com

Expand on your business or project with me consulting on, designing, or building installations, spaces, events, stores, homes, retreats, or experiences. I'm an excellent leader, but I also love to collaborate in groups and I take direction well.

Commission me for artwork such as - paintings, drawings, logos, posters, flyers, album art, portraits, etc.

Also, I love performances & appearances - public speaking, film, parties, photoshoots, and more.

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LINK:

Read more about what its like to be among the biggest of women on Earth: tiny.cc/youresotall

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BRIEF HISTORY : of a Dimensional Artist

I started painting and drawing whatever popped into my bizarre imagination at two years old. By five I had dreamed up dozens of luxuriant bedrooms, plus a line of beachwear, a series of animal kingdom fables, and several schemes for impossibly extravagant parties.

As a teenager, already 6'7", I masterminded a series of epic celebrations for fun, art, and music that were buzzed about for years.

I managed a multi-media event production group through college at MassArt. Our shows ranged from film screenings, to antique video game conventions, to science lectures and gallery exhibits in collaboration with MIT and Harvard.

In my 20s I've been managing the annual building and dismantling of a cinematic experience at Telluride Film Festival. Every year I've orchestrated the Chuck Jones Cinema, plus a special project for the festival - overseeing 600 theatre seats built in a small space [2015], painting two 14' murals [2014], and designing and building a huge prop film reel. In 2017 I was ecstatic to switch positions to the art department where I can power through as many special projects as I can get my hands on.

Independently I've designed and built a long list of event spaces, homes, and boutiques. I've utilized space through sculpture in cold glass, blue foam, hot wood, and glazed clay. And I've been painting and drawing since I was 2.

CV available upon request.