Artist Statement


Through the approach of experimental analog photography, my work concerns societal struggles, awe and wonder, challenges in communication, digitized vs. physical encounters, and the importance of making and admitting mistakes. My aesthetics span gesture, intuitive mark-making, written language, and non-traditional portraiture, forged by cameraless photographic processes. Formally I work in image-based prints, collages, sculptural wall pieces, and three-dimensional installation. Celebrating the object that is silver gelatin paper, I construct many of my works with thread to emphasize its physical significance. I employ this materiality to spotlight the negative side-effects of my society’s increasingly-digitized experience of the world. Embracing their unpredictability and playfulness, I view cameraless processes as my method of combatting personal battles with anxiety, and of addressing my country’s wider epidemic of unease.