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​artist's statement

 

      



The process and the work become the same over time. The process involves a ritualistic movement within the natural environment and back and forth to the studio. In the environment, I travel, walk, ask questions, research, collect, document, and rearrange using installation, audio, and other media. The searching, interventions, and installations are documented and then left to become ruin, which, over time, reference their original state. Sometimes, the sites are revisited. 

In the studio, a similar form of physical memory happens as both a daily ritual and in connecting physical experiences with a layering of visual story telling investigating both objective and non-objective forms. 

 

The hope is that the final result, the physical art pieces leftover at the end, reflect ideas of alternative and diverse interactions, rituals, and moments all connected with the art making process. 

​It is significant that the existence of the work of art with reference to its aura is never entirely separated from its ritual function.                                                             

                                            --  Walter Benjamin