Artist Statement

My research-based art practice incorporates historic and experimental photographic processes with printmaking, illustration, sculpture, and installation. I combine anachronistic materials, techniques, and philosophies gleaned from various archives with contemporary artistic and scientific sensibilities to create work that explores interrelationships between technology, nature, history, and perception. Using my archaeological acumen, I reinterpret antique optical equipment, deconstruct contemporary digital devices, and invent my own apparatuses to probe the edges of the known and visible world in search of a greater understanding of human consciousness, particularly our awareness of Nature and collective place within it.

I use light sensitive chemistry, handmade plant and mineral pigments, and other natural materials that I often alter through exposure to the sun, water, and time to evoke the spontaneous yet structured character of the universe and to create a visual metaphor of the interconnectedness of things through the inevitable cycle of transformation all matter is subject to.

Artist Statement