Through my work, I investigate the methods of creating and the components of finding and adapting to place.
Nature’s baseline imperative—from microbes, plants, insect colonies, to cities—is survival. Its systems must react to constantly changing conditions or be destroyed. I am fascinated by the adaptations through which metamorphosis—and survival--occurs.
Inspired by these systems’ abilities to adjust their methods of growth to overcome environmental challenges, I create installations and site-specific works, that investigate the ideas of process, progress, and reason. I take on the role of maker, discoverer, and viewer; donning and shedding these mantles as necessary to better understand the process of creation, display, and interaction.
Blurring the lines of gallery and studio, I approach each as a place of creation and of observation. My work is a collaboration between me, the materials, and the space. Drawn to materials that are naturally delicate, I accentuate their ephemeral quality through the demanding construction of each piece, creating moments instead of lasting artifacts. Using such materials as paper, plastic, light, and ceramics, I focus on creating immersive and contemplative works that allow viewers to address the space in new ways.