As humans, we are limited by the nature of our existence as biological beings. Our experience of the universe is restricted by our short lifespans and our small place in space. What we see, hear, taste and feel is mitigated by our sense organs and our brains. The more science and math show us about the true underlying nature of reality, the harder it is for us to conceptualize, let alone physically see what the world is really like.
Through my work, I hope to reflect honestly the strangeness and ambiguity of the world and my imperfect ability as a human being to perceive and record it. Although I draw from observation, my work is not necessarily realistic. I use marks to record my own experience of space and time, rather than as rendering or illustration. While working, I allow myself to become confused, and try to follow movement and time as well as static shapes. I am attracted to the physical properties of materials, and experiment with media to find patterns, textures and forms that mimic those of natural processes.
Language, mathematics and science are human systems for translating experience into meaning, as are philosophy, poetry, religion and art. None is entirely objective or free from the structures that make up our conscious-thinking minds. I practice art because it is the system that best allows me to stretch my own perception, and to explore and convey the mysteries and uncertainty we all encounter.