I have always found inspiration in the scientific world. I have fused together many of it’s aspects to create an interactive sculptural body of work inspired by micro-organisms, tree root systems, ocean reefs, industrial automation, mechanical systems, and technical developments.
Additionally, I have been interested in communication, relationships, empathy, self-awareness, and how to initiate a dialogue through artwork without using language. The evolution of language depends on art as a catalyst.
My artwork blends together natural and mechanical worlds, striving to achieve balance between the two. Cast bronze tree roots are shaped into different configurations and then contrasted with parts found in scientific lab salvage to achieve balance in form. Both mechanical and organic forms often incorporate mechanical movements that are controlled by the viewer. 3-D cameras are used to determine the viewer’s spatial coordinates, and allow the artwork to react to the viewer based on their position in the room. This interaction establishes a relationship and begins an unspoken communication between the viewer and the work. This relationship challenges the viewer to consider autonomy, surveillance, machine intelligence, and our role as organisms in that environment.
Bronze, Aluminum, Silicon, LED, Actuators, Micro-controller, 3-D Camera