Artist Statement

 

I create artwork about personal visual experiences. Some are experienced out in the world and others are experienced through a machine. Through illustrations, installations, robotics and videos, I explore topics such as human perception of color, or the effects an oil spill can have on sea life. My artworks are connected through subtle elements dealing with either light or space, as these are the methods I use to heighten a pieces’ overall message. For instance, Spectral Dispersion is an installation with a color video projection played on a wall containing mirrors. The projection involves a design that unfolds as a combination of shapes that move or change colors. The mirrors are used to play with the design and space surrounding the projection. It is intended to attract viewers to become part of the piece through their reflections and shadows. Each viewer will invent their own visual experience as they interact with the piece. 

Transgenic Flytrap
Transgenic Flytrap

2012 24x24x36 inches wood, origami paper, found branches, wire, eyelets, monofilament string, decorative moss, custom electronics This piece explores the hybrid possibilities of nature reanimated by a machine. Origami is an interesting paradox because the art form itself is killing a living tree, mutilating it into paper, and then manipulating it back into common forms of nature.

Transgenic Flytrap
Transgenic Flytrap

2012 24x24x36 inches wood, origami paper, found branches, wire, eyelets, monofilament string, decorative moss, custom electronics This piece explores the hybrid possibilities of nature reanimated by a machine. Origami is an interesting paradox because the art form itself is killing a living tree, mutilating it into paper, and then manipulating it back into common forms of nature.

Transgenic Flytrap detail shot
Transgenic Flytrap detail shot

2012 24x24x36 inches wood, origami paper, found branches, wire, eyelets, monofilament string, decorative moss, custom electronics This piece explores the hybrid possibilities of nature reanimated by a machine. Origami is an interesting paradox because the art form itself is killing a living tree, mutilating it into paper, and then manipulating it back into common forms of nature.

Recovery of the Sea
Recovery of the Sea

2013 9x11 inches bound book, illustrated drawings using tablet and photoshop This story is about a seashell that seeks help to save the sea from pollution.

Recovery of the Sea
Recovery of the Sea

2013 9x11 inches bound book, illustrated drawings using tablet and photoshop This story is about a seashell that seeks help to save the sea from pollution.

Cactus Brush
Cactus Brush

2012 11x14 inches 3D model print An object from the future that conflates a human hairbrush and a cacti plant. The form of the object embodies a normal hairbrush, but the hairbrush becomes a non-functional object due to the cacti spikes.

Synthetic Sunlight
Synthetic Sunlight

2013 16x20 inches 3D model print A multi purpose couch that provides synthetic sunlight so the body can absorb Vitamin D. This piece of furniture can also be used as a form of light therapy to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder. The shape of the piece is designed to provide the user a place to relax while getting treated. The piece is meant to be in everyday homes, but situated in a room that is minimalistic so the user can maximize their experience with the synthetic sunlight.

Synthetic Sunlight
Synthetic Sunlight

2013 16x20 inches 3D model print A multi purpose couch that provides synthetic sunlight so the body can absorb Vitamin D. This piece of furniture can also be used as a form of light therapy to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder. The shape of the piece is designed to provide the user a place to relax while getting treated. The piece is meant to be in everyday homes, but situated in a room that is minimalistic so the user can maximize their experience with the synthetic sunlight.

Going Green?
Going Green?

2011 Digital Photography

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