By perceiving ones mental and physical reality through making, multifaceted aspects of an idea become unified and understood. I make work that is reflective of personal experience while investigating ecology and natural processes.
Working with repetitive manual processes allows for meditation on an idea. My process begins by exploring physical and natural elements of the environment. Eventually the investigation of the external world becomes allegorical to the internal. This transition shifts from objective observation, to empathetic observation, to introspection. Working this way allows for both real and intuitive connections to be made.
The identity of the subject is created through: context, process, and materiality. Often these elements create narratives that are intentionally conflicting. The justification of these elements coexisting within a subject is where multiplicity of identity is derived. A prominent example of this in my work is using fabrication processes to create naturalistic forms. The search for different materials and building processes as narrative tools has led me to work with a variety materials from: ice, dirt, miniatures, steel, bronze, wood, acrylic, and found materials. The proximity and relationship between these elements helps create their context.