“Imagine an eye unruled by man-made laws of perspective, an eye unprejudiced by compositional logic, an eye which does not respond to the name of everything but which must know each object encountered in life through an adventure of perception.” –Stan Brakhage, Metaphors On Vision
I work constantly in a state of balancing and calibrating, imposing order upon image but watchful and accepting of unexpected elements. Chaos informs and influences my work without dominating it, and is frequently the wild seed from which my art germinates.
In my artistic practice I often seek to push standard modes of image construction and representation to their limits through playful experimentation. My subjective experience of reality as an endless mystery—populated with infinite potentials and perspectives—guides and drives my art. A chance creation or discovery may reveal a spark of truth, which I then study and nurture until a cohesive work arises.
I am interested in the human origins and applicative nature of meaning, a concept tested in my recent project The Reindeer Transmissions. I am also drawn to explore iterations and evolutions as a continuum between the biological and technological.
- Automatic For The Pixel - A chronicle of my graduate studies at Indiana University, Bloomington (already in progress).