Ordering Principles

Juxtaposing disparate parts, I develop a personal sense of place in the 

world, informed by history, nature, and cultures.  The goals of my practice 

are to challenge commonplace assumptions, and celebrate the 

phenomena of perception.  I am drawn to certain cultural materials with an 

urge to intervene, in order to hack mass mediums.  A tendency toward 

experimentation and my attention to systems lead me to work across new 

and old media using the sensibilities of observation and remix. 

 

In some pieces, I seek to elevate individual participation to an ecstatic 

immersive experience.  Others reconfigure historical contexts within 

illusory spaces, in order to challenge cultural memory and perception. 

Photography continues to be a valuable tool and source of intrigue.   We 

are at a time in history when the photograph is easily manipulated while 

retaining its authority and false promise of truth.  Given that our culture is 

increasingly visual in its languages, there is a wealth of ways to reflect 

one’s society by engaging its images. 

 

To make the “Stereocollision” series I digitally mixed images and text 

appropriated from antique 3D photocards to present composite scenes 

depicting states of hyper-globalization.  In my current stereographic 

collages I’ve focused on human relationships with nature, drawing on the 

magic and weight of religious themes.  These wall-mounted pieces use the 

classic double hump stereographic format on the scale of medieval 

diptychs.  Viewers experience the minor miracle of a 3D vision as they 

observe scenes of both natural disaster and spiritual harmony. 

 

Crossing disciplines, such as those in natural and social sciences, leads 

me to broader sources of inspiration that I mine for the purpose of bringing 

to an art discourse.  I consistently find myself focused on mythic themes 

and optical sensation.  By weaving fact and fiction, documentary and 

artifice, I explore social and existential perception.