As someone who was raised bilingual, I grew up constantly navigating the space between two different systems, attempting to understand how the value and meaning of things subtly (or not so subtly) changed from one culture to another. It became important to me to understand the context of an idea, a word, or an object. This way of seeing things – of noticing nuance and gleaning systems of logic – has greatly influenced how I interact with the world, and it is the driving conceptual force in my studio practice.
I am curious about the logic of systems in what we see around us. How do we interpret and remember this type of information? What kinds of systems do we look for or invent as we figure things out? And how does this information accumulate and structure our experiences going forward?
I often abstract from forms in architecture and landscape, from natural patterns in the biological world as well as man-made constructs that assist in our everyday living. I am interested in how we interpret layers of visual information and reference from personal, social, and cultural perspectives. Frequently, I find myself returning to questions of space – physical, psychological, real, or imagined. I am interested in how we negotiate space, and I often play with light and perception to create unexpected interactions in familiar environments. The resulting objects and installations are subtle, quiet, often immersive and visceral.