At Home
Archival Inkjet Print. 2023. 40x50”

By mis-placing recognizable living room elements in an unconventional arrangement, At Home disorients the viewer from the space. Furniture weaves in and out of lighting fixtures and seating floats and flips impossibly. Each piece offers a different “correct” angle of viewing. What does it mean to render a space of comfort and escape unusable? This piece encourages the viewer to question what is real and what is constructed, exploring the fluidity of space and identity.

Link Running from his Problems (preview here)
One hour 15 minute looping video on vertical 4” monitor. 2024.

Link is a silent swordsman-protagonist in the video game The Legend of Zelda, whose role is to protect Princess Zelda and the people of Hyrule. Within the game space, there are maps, guides, and waypoints to direct us toward our goal. These systems teach us how to play the game, and similar goalposts exist in real life. In this piece, Link runs on an infinite loop without completing his quest, symbolizing a deliberate choice to fail and reject predefined goals and societal expectations. The piece invites the viewer to consider the value of failure and deviation from prescribed paths as a means to create new meanings and opportunities.

Armpit Hair-Pull (Take #6)
Archival Inkjet Print. 2024. 40x50”

Interacting with others is crucial for world building and shaping our identity. We project aspects of ourselves onto those around us, and through this exchange, come to understand ourselves and others better. This can be extractive, but it can also be nurturing. Using the body highlights how much of our identity is visible and inscribed upon us, which shapes how others perceive us. No matter how hard we pull, this is inescapable. How delightfully grotesque it is to inhabit a body.

Untitled #68 (Drift)
3D printed hand-linked tapestry. 2023. 44x54”

This tapestry is constructed from 3D printed interlocking “pixels” in cyan, magenta, yellow, black, red, green, blue, and white, hand-linked together to represent a photograph. It hangs from commercially available anodized aluminum extrusions. The 3D printed plastic, typically a rigid material, moves like fabric in the subtle wind of the gallery. This subverts the material’s expected behavior in an unexpected fluidity. Opposite to a ‘traditional’ photograph which becomes clearer up close, this piece is only resolved from a distance. This piece inverts conventional perceptions of photographic representation and material behavior.

Self-Surveillance (looking out)
Archival Inkjet Print. 2023. 32x40”

Looking out, we see a tree-filled upscale suburban neighborhood. The dark window frame emphasizes the boundary between the interior and exterior space. This boundary is disrupted by the presence of a commercially available drone peering back at us. The discomfort of this invasion of privacy underscores the project’s exploration of visibility and performance. It may also raise questions about the nature of privacy in our hyper-connected worlds.

More of this ongoing project can be found here: A Line in the Sand. The password is “360”.