I make drawings on paper and on the wall that reference lonely figures in unknown landscapes, underwater creatures, unknowable beings, neural networks, and maps of cities real and invented. My methods include pouring and dropping ink onto a surface or blowing it through a straw to create intricate patterns, using an air compressor to propel paint across a surface, and drawing repeated concentric circles reminiscent of ripples on water, growth marks on trees, or early cartographic drawings of an imagined cosmos.
I reference different kinds of systems in my work, from the delicate patterning of nervous tissue revealed through Golgi’s method of staining brain cells, to the emotional ties revealed through contemporary social networks, to the intricate web of parasitic and symbiotic relationships required to maintain healthy ecosystems and the labyrinthine streets of ancient cities.
Having grown up as a serious competitive swimmer, training and racing from a young age through early adulthood, I return continually to the experience of weightlessness while moving through the water. I am interested in the experiences of the body as it moves through space, meeting and evaluating stimuli both internal and external. Inspired by source material ranging from botanical illustrations, contemporary information visualization strategies such as geotagging, musical scores, knitting patterns, and cracks in the sidewalk, my work suggests infinite replication and growth, exploring what it looks and feels like to be alive.