I work across media creating video, sound projects, installations, sculpture, and image/text pieces that address issues relating to culture, memory, natural phenomenon, ecology, and identity and representation.
My interest lies in the precarious and restful states of stillness and balance, where the extraneous is shed and elements are left to their essential being.
The exploration of physical and metaphorical edges, as well as the less apparent spaces in between, is a major component of my work, shedding light on critical linkages in human understanding and socio-political and eco-systems.
I am drawn to issues surrounding container and containment— absence being as important as presence – what sounds, images and (his/her)stories are included and given space to resonate, what elements are excluded and rendered voice-less. Through juxtaposition, dichotomy and symbolism of materials and context, my work forces divergent ways of looking at common occurrence, at image and language, creating connections that lead to awareness.
As both a visual artist and singer/musician, I am probing alternative ways to communicate, seeking more visceral, tactile, and subliminal modes of language that speak through non-narrative, non-didactic forms, to mine places that resonate beyond cognitive understanding. Given our fragile ecology and the overabundance of “stuff”, it seems also fitting for me to nurture a creative process grounded in the reuse, recycling, and re-contextualization of ideas and materials into alternative forms.