My work examines the malleability of material and time within and around the body. Drawing from systems used by bodies to sense their surroundings, I create works that establish a continuous loop between matter and its human-made identities. The results comprise accumulations in the form of photographs, installations, and video that overlap the literal and abstract, shifting between materialism and idealism in a never-ending consumption of itself.
Derivation of materials and its contexts act as a surrogate for the body sensing matter and building the mind, while repetition in assembly marks the passage of time that involuntarily propels the body towards becoming. Through the entropy of singular meaning, boundaries between outside and in, whole and part, are blurred formally and conceptually.
The works are, most simply, versions of a body encountering the world. As Roland Barthes writes in The Death of The Author, “...text is a tissue of citations, resulting from the thousand sources of culture” (pg. 4). In my work, though:
“...material is a tissue of contexts, resulting from the thousand sources of time.”