In these works, the creation of various studio constructs and tableaus allow this meeting point of imposed and natural forces to be analyzed visually and abstractly. In these constructs, common materials such as water, toner powder, automotive oil, and paper are used to build small conceptual environments that allow for water to react with a system’s given pressure and environment, the nature of the materials themselves, and time.
I am interested in the pausing of a moment to allow for the viewer’s mind to try and comprehend all the complicated, minute interactions at play. These works are experiential, metaphorical, and highly abstracted. The final results, whether residual or evidentiary, represent the collision of forces when these elements are forced upon another in extenuating circumstances, and often lead to quite unfavorable events for the actual objects and situations themselves, including decay, mold, and displacement.