Artist living and working between New York City, rural Missouri, and Los Angeles
Structured field experiments generate material that then transforms mostly video documentation into drawings, draped paintings, sculpture or interactive installation. My garment construction background often provides a metaphoric structure, and landscape is acknowledged as resonant entities in constant communication. This exploration of often unacknowledged dialog is anchored by historical research, science, corporeal knowledges and oral histories. Recently, I’ve oriented towards human interaction and perceived divisions, whether through the metaphor of depicting landscape in layered, reaching, abstracted space in drawing, embroideries and paintings or facilitating conversational sites such as the cushion works in Seen Some Things or my radio show, Bicoastal Carpool.
Underlying my investment in “landscape” is a sense that how a culture depicts or does not depict “landscape” or conceptualizes “nature,” if at all, is indicative of specific cultural attitudes towards an “other.” Building and facilitating space for reflective exchange is the foundation of my work, whether in two dimensions, interactive installation or collaborative or curatorial work that takes place without spatial constraints.