Inspired by plant microbiology, my work depicts various organic and biomorphic forms translated from a microscopic perspective to a macrocosm in physical space. My art is an embodiment of transformation. There is a sense of decay and entropy while at the same time growth, aggregation, and accumulation. The dynamic coexistence between chaos and order in nature inspires sculptural material to transform in the same manner.
Repetition exists everywhere in nature — from the pores of our skin, to the geological lines of the earth. I am attracted to the potential of the many and interested in finding texture built from a repeated form. The material itself, and its texture when repeated and multiplied, informs the core of my practice. This material is usually a working part of an industrial system produced in the masses that can be taken apart, broken down and inserted into a new order and visual system. I take materials that make machines function and transform them into creatures and spaces of the unknown.
My process is methodical and based on detailed handcrafting, research of biological and mechanical systems and transforming objects with a playful, ordered and formal approach. I focus on creating site specific installations that have an internal skeleton as well as a skin where the base and structure are paramount. When seeking out supplies, I look for commonly used objects that exist in mass quantities that normally serve a utilitarian purpose. I give a new life to the materials by re-contextualizing their form and disassembling from their core properties to redefine their purpose.