My work is multidisciplinary, exploring solo and collaborative efforts, photo, video, sound, animation, compositing, and 3D elements to create complex work that is outside the bounds of any one traditional form. I constantly photograph, video, transcribe, and audio record the world around me looking for anything from mundane elements in concert to the sublime writ large. This ongoing sketchbook serves as both fundamental exercise and exploration for future work.
I have an interest with the image as the thing itself and inviting long looks from the viewer. I find deep satisfaction in exploring, and the awkward. I savor moments, both insipid and inspired. Becoming more than the result. The transitions where the action is messy. What we do rather than what we want to do. What happened rather than how we intend it to be? I watch the spaces between, look for the magic in the 'nothing' between 'somethings', and try always to encounter the familiar with fascination. I find myself looking to capture and create a fantastical mundane. I leave room for chance as I leverage particle systems and physics engines that grow organically, allowing for an iterative, sometimes improvisational, process.
The moments of our lives are awkwardness wrapped in pretense, with most things understood after they happen. Our sense of control is imagined as we justify our reactions to the systems, we find ourselves traveling through. Throughout my practice I use chance, transition, and evolution to highlight this awkward existence but not make light of it.