Statement of Purpose
My earliest artistic experiences were not in the halls of some great art museum but amongst the displays and dioramas of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. The complexity, poeticism and scope of our natural universe are simultaneously compelling, beautiful and unsettling. Scientific fields such as geology, evolutionary biology, physics and astronomy fuel many of the conceptual narratives behind my work. I am fascinated by time and our subjective perception of the past, present and future. Formally my work explores notions of labor, the presence of fragility and the temporal along with the viewer’s own contextual relationship to the art and the space it inhabits. I am drawn to areas that exist in‐between the boundaries of defined regions and strive to emphasize the moments where my work is physically beginning and ending. As an installation sculptor, site‐responsiveness and architectural-integration are vital factors in my work, dictating the wide range of materials and techniques that I employ. The crux of my artwork lies within the greyer notions of the physical world around us and our ability to abstractly place ourselves within it.