Statement

Light in the absence of eyes illuminates nothing. Visible forms are not inherent in the world, but are granted by the act of seeing. Though the world and events do exist independent of mind, they obtain of no meaning in themselves- none that the mind is not guilty of imposing on them.


My practice is an investigation of the elements that reach across time, space, culture and language to reveal universal truths about human society. By creating original, non-objective physical and digital artifacts, I hope to draw a through-line that connects ancient humanity through history and into today, and then suggests possibilities about our distant future.

Inspiration is drawn from a multitude of forms and filtered through my own intuitive vision as an artist, resulting in new combinations that draw deeply upon their models. The challenge is to construct objects and conceptual forms that bear the essence of their inspirations but also feel uncannily new. These forms evoke a recognizable familiarity while remaining stubbornly illegible—preternatural things constrained by their own internal and cryptic logic.

The work is grounded by identifiable universal themes such as written language, geometric and mathematical patterns, spiritual or devotional practices, architecture, psychedelia. With these in mind, I attempt to divine an underlying logic that exists within the themes, but also across centuries and geographic space. Our time is distinguished by its complexity and its compulsion to futurism; I consider the final work successful if it can evoke the aesthetics and the contradictions in our contemporary moment.