Jacinta's visual art is inspired by miniature people and toys, constructed primarily from recycled materials. She learned to draw from children. She has a huge stash of patterned, quirky, superbly alive paper which she has been collecting since childhood. Among the multifarious pieces are: torn wrappings from Groundhog Day celebrations, colored engravings from encyclopedias for babies, pictures of toads and concerned citizen fliers. Jacinta’s work has been shown at Allegheny College Art Galleries, KMOCA, Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Rosendale Cafe, SUNY Ulster, TeamLove Ravenhouse Gallery and Roos Arts.
Jacinta has toured the U.S. and Canada with The Sparkle Kids Action Network, The Gadabout Film Fest, Neko Case, DavEnd, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Julie Novak, Irit Reinheimer and Michael Truckpile. She is the author of four coloring books: The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book, Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away With Another Spoon, Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls Will Be... and Girls Are Not Chicks. She is a co-founder of Hudson Valley B.R.A.W.L. (Broads’ Regional Arm Wrestling League), an arm wrestling league for ladies.
Whether it is designing seed packets for the Hudson Valley Seed Library, creating overhead projection shows for Neko Case, art directing music videos for Elizabeth Mitchell, or designing album art for Grammy-winning producer Dean Jones, Jacinta’s art and collaborations touch upon a desire in us to be more closely connected to the tenderness that resides in our hearts. She believes in real handwriting, iced tea, small towns, lip syncing, her mom’s fruitcake and having the same best friend since you are two. She lives in a 200-year-old farmhouse in the Hudson Valley with Michael Truckpile, some bears, coyotes, rabbits, lilacs and rhododendron bushes.