I am an artist rooted in traditional methodologies, with an observation based practice.
More often, my conceptual investigations build on preliminary intuition which continually challenges my technical abilities through the exploration of drawing and installation.
My current work investigates the repetitive structure and laboratory-like forms based from extensive research conducted at several agricultural facilities. I approach each exploration without preconceived ideas as to how the experience will affect the work to come. I enter each the facility with heightened senses, allowing instinct and intuition to guide my perception.
Timelessness and ambiguity of space are part of my investigation and emotional response to personal experiences - evoking a sense of fragmentation, discomfort and anxiety. The intentional lack of contrast and color leaves little reference as to when or where these spaces exist and how these spaces function.
My experience in each facility presents a delicate balance of the sacred and the secular, restriction and protection, confinement and efficiency, authority and submission. The organization of research and agricultural facilities and that of urban institutional spaces found in hospitals, factories, prisons, and schools not only serve their function, but speak of deeper social constructs. The purpose of my work is not to find a definitive meaning, singular answer, or solution to the complex structure of institutional frameworks, but to raise awareness of spatial constructs within modern human society.