Self portrait by the artist

Hi! I'm Missy, the Fifty Foot Girl.*

I've never met a creative medium I didn't like, and I've tried a lot of them: photography, puppetry, animation, printmaking, mural-painting, piñata-building, and even stuffed doll making. 

I also design logos and build websites with my husband, Alden Karr, over at Antigravity Studios.

In 2008, we moved from Brooklyn, NY to a tiny fishing village in Yucatán, Mexico, where we lived for eight years. Then in 2016—feeling restless and ready for a new adventure— we picked up and moved to Lisbon, Portugal, where I am happily indulging my flânerie habit and my love of pasteis de nata and red wine. I live at the mercy of my overlord, a 16-year old Jack Russell terrier named Roosevelt. 

Please drop me a line here for any freelance inquiries, or just say hi!

*Someday over a beer, I'll tell you how I became the Fifty Foot Girl. It’s a funny story.

Shambhala Sun Magazine (now Lion’s Roar)
Mindful Magazine
University of Virginia Magazine
Six Senses Douro Valley Spa and Hotel
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Loop Filmworks
Future of Fish


Rhode Island School of Design
BFA Photography, 1994

California Institute of the Arts
MFA Animation, 2001