Artist Statement I craft things on a small scale, such as hand-cut paper scenes in a stop-motion, gradually building them into immersive installations. My work incorporates the ephemeral space around an object, such as light, shadow and movement, which then becomes an integral part of the piece itself. I am continually inspired by nature, domesticity, evolution, mythology, pattern, adaptation, and the ways in which we convey what we believe is sacred.
My animations emphasize direct engagement with the viewer and the space. For instance, the installation of hanging paper mobiles cast shadows across the walls and the floor, creating a live, ever changing animation. Viewers can observe the work from the side or be surrounded and become a part of the animation by adding their shadows to the piece.
I generally choose a combination of imagery that straddles the line between the recognizable and the unknown and that incorporates notions of both the domestic and the wild. My most recent work is comprised of a library of images collected from my travels and my own living space. Mixing the personal with the strange, I thrive to create a space that feels comfortable yet removed.
Each project I create is like a small world. My creativity thrives on experimentation and ventures into new territory. I continually challenge myself with different materials and new strategies in creating a piece. This keeps the work in a fluid state of expansion and sustains a kind of mystery.