I make work intended as modest antidote to cultural distractedness and overstimulation. It uses a less traditional or unrecognized beauty, demonstrates interconnectedness and linked well-being between living things, and implies there is sacred within the natural and the ordinary.
More specifically since 2016, using plant and animal materials with little or no synthetics nor technology, my work has sought to broaden the definition of what we consider beautiful, and examine impermanence and the threat we pose to the planet.
I especially relate with the aesthetic of wabi sabi, which finds wisdom and beauty in things just as they are, or as minimally impacted as they can be for the purposes of conceptual art. It usefully challenges both maker and viewer to say or perceive more, while using less.
In non-traditional integrations of wood, rocks, skins and feathers I often achieve an intimate, hand-formed quality that is humbling, intended as gesture honoring the cyclical lessons of nature and things no longer living.
Ultimately art can help us see what we’re conscious of. I believe the health, focus and depth of individuals’ inner consciousness is a key ingredient to achieving any true social change. This inspires why I create work.