Whether it is in a 1,400 acre urban park, a rural village, or the world's largest border crossing, each project I develop stems from the idea that the world is a living museum, and we are its interpreters. Thus, my collaborators tend to be non artists in the traditional sense of the word, but are people who approach their practices with equal rigor and sensitivity. I've worked with specialists as wide ranging as customs agents, geologists, historians, park rangers, construction workers, archivists, and priests.
I draw upon my interdisciplinary training in sculpture, performance, video, and social organizing for each project. Each work begins through a playful set of questions, following up on curious physical and immaterial fragments: gossip, relics, and unusual customs. Following the idea that "we are caught in a present that began some time ago, my work is a form of social archaeology, mining and amplifying perspectives and practices rooted to a specific locale. Yet unlike “pure” social science, my goal is to foster sensory, emotive response.
I was born in the Puget Sound of WA, and currently live between San Diego, California, Anacortes, Washington, and Washington D.C.
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