How would you describe your work to someone who's never seen it?
Lately I would describe my work as being large and experiential. I tend to use a lot of repetition and often work with found objects, but also I like to produce multiples in aid of developing large installation works. I like to work with textures and the sense of touch to engage my audience.
What ideas do you explore in your work?
Most often my work explores the nature of our relationship with the material world. I think of my work as an object for facilitating and engaging audiences to explore, examine, and reinvent their relationship with the environment. My desire is to create archival documents, objects, and spatial experiences that engage, for opposite purposes, the same senses and desires that advance consumption.
Where do you find inspiration?
Most often I am inspired by the mundane and the sensual experiences that I have on a daily basis. Repetition, texture, or the sense of touch at a very small scale and at a very large scale are inspiring to me.
What's your workspace like? When and where do you like to create your art?
My workspace tends to go back and forth between being very organized and very messy. My tables and space are very archaeological-piles of tools and materials get built up over the course of projects until there is no space left to work, and then a purge, cleaning, and reorganization of the studio occurs.
How do you prepare for a new project?
In a new project such as this one I tend to begin at the points that are most challenging for me. In this case, the technology of the installation was an unknown and beyond the scope of my experience. Because of this I spent a lot of time researching, learning, and exploring with the help of experts, friends, and the Internet.