Unable to plug the viewer directly into my perception, I produce artworks through the editing and processing of video and audio which stand as surrogates for the immediate experience of internal thought. I freely adapt other materials to enhance this process, refusing any self-imposed barriers to expression. Through the use of my poetry (sometimes explicitly, sometimes as a guiding principle beneath the surface) I am searching for those layers of association which are just beginning to be glimpsed when we seek spoken or written language as an everyday tool.
My interests lie in metaphor as a method of communication uniquely capable of representing thought; in Nature's forms and functions, and where they entwine with our species; and in the internal life of the individual, including that which may be called spirit or soul. I view the human mind as dwelling alone within a tower of biology, each of us originating from a point of isolation, but constantly seeking communion with each other, through symbol, language, and emotion.
- Automatic For The Pixel - A chronicle of my graduate studies at Indiana University, Bloomington (already in progress).