My artworks attempt to call viewers into quiet contemplation through a focus on time, memory, and light. Using the visual language of installation and architecture, I explore ways to abstract mundane occurrences which I believe have immense importance.
The memory of past events contextualizes our interpersonal and material relationships—it is impossible to disentangle these memories from our lived experience. Each of my installations is a manifestation of personal memories—a reimagining of some past event. These works use light to mediate time like photographs: calling attention to a moment just as it passes. They create awareness of the continual metamorphosis of the present into memory.
I draw inspiration from architectural forms which delineate sacred spaces from everyday life–things like archways or stained glass. These spaces are codified to allow us the freedom of contemplation.
We live in a digital world where information is processed and transmitted at unfathomable speeds. My work is engaging with feelings of disassociation created from spending time engrossed in a digital world, but oftentimes these technologies also allow for real intimacy. I try to present this duality within my work.