I create imaginary landscapes and growths to investigate the effects of entropy on our environments and ourselves. I transform the commonplace materials of porcelain, paper and wire into unfamiliar forms and textures that evoke growth, decay, and the tenuousness of our surroundings. Through the visual and tactile language of craft, my work addresses aspects of physical existence on the edge of potential destruction. The materials’ physical and connotative properties speak of the possibility of their demise— porcelain lattices defy their structural improbability to reflect their fragility back on the viewer; a wrinkled, skin-like coating of paper is stained and slowly decayed by the rusting steel wire skeleton that supports it.
Combined with this materiality, the large-scale format of my installation work requests the physical and spatial consideration of the viewer when interacting with it. By openly displaying their own physical vulnerabilities, these objects call on the viewer to examine the entropic nature of their own human body and its relationship to its surroundings. In doing so, my works aims to cultivate compassion for the physical world around us and for our own complex and ephemeral bodies.