ARTIST STATEMENT

Informed by an exploration into both the desire to imagine different worlds and the myriad strategies for achieving them, these works seek to uncover and reinterpret motives for operating outside of the status quo. My projects merge sculpture, glass, image and performative objects in envisioning perception, memory, and representation as existing in the odd space between the technical and the intuitive. I create experimental sites that engage playfully with materiality and historicity, while seeking to recognize fiction as an essential mechanism of both subversion and escapism. My work is preoccupied with the almost imperceptible ways that technology continually transforms our social conditions, systems of belief, and conceptions of self. Working in iterations, I repurpose media and components to build divergent narratives that move between actions and documentation. Objects, both found and made, serve as imperfect artifacts that become means of negotiating this reflexive process. These situations and environments are often models for operations once performed or yet to happen, or diagrams of absurd systems implying elements of participation.