Artist Statement

  • Artist Statement

    My art practice originates with collections of fragile and historic objects shaped by a desire to salvage and reconstruct significance from vanishing sites and systems. I distill meaning from ancient rituals, nomadism and personal memory, gleaning objects and media to carve out fresh relationships with disappearing traditions. My process is conceptual and intuitive, diversely incorporating film, drawing, sculpture and installation. My objects and films become activated in an intuitive arrangement of chance situations as I experiment with invented artifacts and organic matter to yield unpredictable encounters. My work initiates a fluid dialogue with unseen energies to evoke psychological, sensual and social perceptions inspired by nature.