I am an artist and educator who employs multiple mediums to create an immersive experience for the viewer. Rooted in traditional visual artistic practices, my work has migrated to video, installation, and sound. I am persistently interested in the body as it relates to technology, memory, and immersive environments. Currently, I am researching and producing works that relate to the experience of memory as understood through the body.
Body as related to my work is defined as both Earth landscape as well as the physical human form. Sharing common elements such as skin, overall structure, and interior systems with the Earth landscape, the lived body becomes a system that is constantly in motion, as opposed to a static, fixed, or singular entity. This hybrid system of unrest references the process of art creation – relying on a multiple-layered movement between the cognitive and the physical form. Both cognition and the physicality of the work/body create a symbiotic relationship which manifests itself in the experience of the work – much as a sense of being is realized through the experience of the lived.
' What makes us human, and what makes each of us his or her own human, is not simply the genes that we have buried into our base pairs, but how our cells, in dialogue with our environment, feed back to our DNA, changing the way we read ourselves. Life is a dialectic.” –Jonah Lehrer