The tectonic plates of earth are in constant movement, floating on magma. The earth cracks and presses, creating mountain ranges and valleys. Water rushes in filling the crevasses, changing jagged bedrock into smoothed curves, leaving the seabed a dry salt covered desert. The shift of the earth can be felt, and the objecthood of a mountain range cannot be denied. Our origins are buried deep in the earth, creating a relationship between the self and the flesh of existence. The sensing matter of humanity is apodictic; confirmation is received from the nervous system as it interacts with primal environments, symbols, textures, and sounds. This information is processed phenomenologically, shaping how we think, communicate, and develop. As our contemporary minds stray disconnected from our intuition, we must look to the roots of our origin stories and how they merge with our modern sense of the sublime.
I work to connect contemporary phenomenological awareness to the primal origins of this planet and humanity's ancient history by utilizing video mapping, sound, sculptural papermaking and installation; creating sensory experiences that connects the viewer's awareness to their physical body and its causation.