The following projects are based on questions concerning materiality and understanding. By exploring traditional processes and techniques, new methods are developed to recast the familiar (processes and forms) in a new light. And, when abstraction is employed, it is done so that the form itself questions expectations of recognition – be it through perception, structure, materiality or form. Stemming from personal challenges with perception, memory and the experience of time, this interdisciplinary approach is also subtly autobiographical. Yet, story is backgrounded (and rendered relatively unimportant) as the viewer is simply asked to look at the work in relation to their own experiences.
Collaboration is also a powerful tool for expanding and exploring our perceptions, and currently much of my creative research is devoted to the collective Encoded Objects.