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The Storm Swanned In (detail)
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
The Storm Swanned In
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
45" x 46"
Gaea
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
44" x 63"
Thalassa
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
62" x 63"
Thalassa (detail)
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
62" x 63"
Thalassa (detail of bottom edge)
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
62" x 63"
Empyreum
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
78" x 62"
Salacia
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
45" x 63"
Epsilon Indi
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
63" x 63"
Oceanus
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
45" x 63"
Oceanus (corner detail)
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
Oceanus (detail of bottom edge)
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
Turbidite
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
63" x 63"
Triton
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
63" x 63"
Endless Poppies
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
54" x 63"
Velocity Made Good
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
63" x 63"
Chlorella
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
36" x 72"
Chlorella (detail of bottom corner)
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
Elusive Vector
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), paper, ink, staples
54" x 63"
Otekaike
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
54" x 72"
Verdant
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
45" x 54"
Athena
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
45" x 54"
Lichen
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
45" x 45"
Amidst the Sequoias
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
45" x 45"
FeS2
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
45" x 45"
Constellations
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
45" x 45"
Prospicio
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
45" x 45"
Prospicio (detail)
acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
45" x 45"
Prospicio (detail, lower left corner)
acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
45" x 45"
Bathys
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
40" x 36"
Pruina
Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/MRI film), staples
36" x 36"

I work abstractly at the juncture where sculpture and painting intersect. The resulting pieces are hybrids. The process for my Shards series begins with recycled medical diagnostic film (X-Ray/ MRI film) layered with acrylic monotype prints. The film is then torn apart and the shards are reconnected into new configurations using thousands of staples. The visual aesthetic is at once high-tech and primordial. Serving as a marker of this time of transition, the materials speak to the recent evolution of information storage. When virtual documents replace paper, the lowly staple will become an artifact of an earlier information age. Modes of diagnostic imagery are shifting as well: X-Rays and MRI scans are increasingly being recorded solely in the digital realm.

Striving for the elusive and the intangible, my work explores the boundaries between reality and that which is not yet known. It evokes a multitude of associations: aquatic life forms, otherworldly geological formations, surreal vegetation, scientific images of the miniscule, visions of the cosmos. I am interested in humanity's collective search for meaning in the absurdity that is this life, and in the pleasure to be found in the various manifestations of that search.