Bio + Artist Statement
I was born and raised in the backwoods of Northeastern Minnesota, a days paddle from Canada. Although a vagabond at heart, I am deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest. As an interdisciplinary artist I create immersive installations often with a participatory element. Light plays an central role in my work as a temporal quality that is intimately related to perception and place.
As our lives become increasingly fast-paced and digitally filled, I wonder how this has altered the visceral experience, shifted our perception and awareness, and caused ways of thinking or doing to become obsolete. I am curious if the constant bombardment of information hinders the potential for self-discovery, resourcefulness and time for reflection.
I create site-specific and experiential installations often with a participatory element to invite subtle change and challenge the viewer to pause, engage, and experience. Through immersive installations, I aspire to create a more visceral experience and inspire viewers to become more self-aware while reconsidering their relationship with their surroundings.