My work based predominantly in installation and metalsmithing is an exploration into the way people and places are bound together. By amalgamating maps and satellite images, found natural materials, sound, and residue my work collapses an archive of ephemera allowing alternative modes of time, memory, and perception to exist simultaneously. Grounded in process and based upon research my work engages landscapes that I have encountered through physical and mediated experiences or never known.
In recent work, my growing interest in climatology has led me to study peripheral landscapes that seem infinite, but are conditioned by human activity. Mixed-media sculptures containing embedded rock fragments collected from the sites are situated alongside intricately woven images of clouds, and dislocated photographs of rock formations that reveal the ongoing geological process that once formed and continue to shape the landscape. Through this process, I indulge my desire to connect with the unseen forces that shape our understanding of place.