Experiences with Crohn's Disease and Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome have informed my fascination with the permeability, breakdown, and the metamorphic nature of the boundaries of self and identity. I am intrigued by the relationship between inner and outer, and the spaces between these seemingly discrete categories where materials begin to merge, fuse, and coalesce into new forms. My work situates the body as a primary site for explorations of these interactions.

I view art-making as an active process of self metamorphosis and the studio space as a transformative cocoon. Through processes of erosion, melting, fracturing, crumpling, folding, piercing, and cutting, materials break down. Things lose their thing-ness, and the felt boundaries between the categories of material and body soften as materials entangle with one another and become extensions of the self. New abstract skins and organs congeal from former dissolutions of paper, acrylic, and glass, and the visual boundaries of the body are melted, stretched, warped, doubled, and recombined into new configurations through photography. The resulting objects derived from these collaborations between body and material are brought back into relationship with the body through dance performance and installation environments wherein the dualities of 2-dimensional & 3-dimensional space - and abstraction and figuration - interpenetrate, and the disciplines of painting, sculpture, photography, and performance seep into and out of one another.  Materials such as branches and earth are paired with plastic and synthetic substances; these material contradictions become sites for greater analogic questionings.

Through my work, I attempt to understand the common experience of existing in and as a state of flux, and in relationship to and with a body outside of one’s control.  I seek to materially reimagine this relationship and its possibilities.

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