Artist Statement

Using performance, video, and sculpture, I create art that investigates how place creates and affects identity. Windows with cracking paint appear in works about Ohio, interconnected pathways are navigated by performers for work made in Michigan, the sun shines on repeat for video and neon signs in Arizona. Using connective practices such as walking as tools for embodiment, I draw from the everyday routine of life and public space to question how place and time can impact our lives. In this way these projects I pursue define how I approach my life, cultivating daily practices that connect the brain and body.

While my work has a basis in object fabrication, I utilize a range of time-based mediums including video and movement art in collaboration with objects. I believe strongly in pursuing ideas through the lens of experimentation and play, engaging in a community-minded approach that attempts to link disparate ideas, circumstances, or people through art. I specialize in several movement-based art forms including aerial rope and the meditative practice of tightwire dancing. I am enthralled with the ways that sculpture can provide a tactile and immersive situation, while the inherent ephemeral qualities of movement harness the time-based essence of experience.


Artist Statement