In my artistic practice, I work with the human body to create abstract sculptural forms that evolve over time. I seek to create a mass that transcends the individual. In "Salt Water", the living sculpture responds to a dynamic range of conditions beyond its control, much in the way that weather patterns shift geological formations. We are drawn into the push and pull of a large mass, the swell of an anonymous crowd of interlocked bodies where individual identification is only a momentary glimpse. Beneath the abstract form, intimate human connections reside. For the viewer, this negotiation between a distant abstract surface and a face in close proximity evokes a stroke of empathy; a call from the depths that is once again swept away.