"I am a physics PhD student and an artist. My practice begins with the premise that our physical understanding of the natural world is never more than an approximation and that art does not imitate, but approximates life. As a scientist, I study the light that stars emit when they explode in their supernova deaths. I write algorithms to explore astrophysical concepts; develop creative scientific models; and display scientific data convincingly and beautifully through plots and charts, all in attempt to simplify our complex world. As an artist, my tools are not so different -- I still write algorithms, display scientific data, and develop models for interpretation. But while my scientific research dwells in the theoretical, it is my art that generates its physical manifestation."