My work is a process of exploration, that focuses on human culture and the space of wonder in how we learn. I establish knowledge through interaction and context. These perceptual relationships shape our entire world as we see it. I look at the quality of things, relationships between how we as individuals form society and our own sense of self, that are rooted deeply in traditional ways of thought. In turn they influence concepts of time, individuality, locality, created structures, interpersonal dynamics, our environment, and the way we change nature. I draw inspiration from approaching established ideas in culture that are so familiar, yet still somehow strange. In capturing moments of encountering, I trace the boundaries and perspectives that we often overlook in the rush of daily life.
The projects I've created have explored areas such as sustainability in human landscape ("Where Ink Meets Sky" - an Installation), how the concept of place plays a significant role in our lives ("Am I my own city?" - Sound Installation), issues of gender as they apply to personal identity/growth ("I am one of them" - Fiber Installation), the cultural shift caused by increased car ownership in China ("A slow rush" - Hanging Sculpture), and weaving individual stories to reconnect people, memories, and nature ("On a Spring Day" - Visual/Sound Installation). Through my work and process I share these moments, while deliberately making space for the viewer to inhabit each piece.