About

Non-Colonizing Systems Thinking:

Instinct, intuition and empathetic response-ability are not unintelligent modes of operation. These mechanisms appreciate exponentially in value as our digitized existence becomes increasingly automated. The architecture that allows us to remember is the same architecture that enables us to predict. Architecture is a term that I evaluate philosophically from the standpoint of an artist and researcher who is deeply engaged with specific physical materials and catalytic processes. I advocate for the multiplicity of agents participating with human-derived systems of logic and encourage us to analyze these architectures together, holistically, as expansive models for discovering new cultural ecologies. Printmaking enables the translation of various structural archetypes from their origins into ample evolutionary forms and innovative variations. While the ‘id’ may conjure the idea, or the ego may negotiate a particular vocalization, various materials and processes often regulate the work and communicate non-verbally. The constant reevaluation of this complex relationship is a major conceptual and metaphysical underpinning to the work, requiring patience, dedication, and trust through undoubted failure.

Translational Medicine:

Please sit together at a table with bread, ale, and cheese. Ferment cybernetic thoughts and foster sympoiesis as a conductor. In convergence with a printing press or alternative matrix, we together are able to partially abandon the direct expression of self and embrace the indirect essence of print media as a collaborative semiotic research mechanism. We must recognize and welcome inquiries of both erudition and mysticism as a beautifully dissonant confluence.

Education

MFA – Printmaking

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

BA – Studio Art [Painting]

University of California-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA