Moving between drawing, installation, music and performance, I construct a personal mythology informed by dualism, culling together influences from research and travels.
I investigate historical accounts, ritual behaviors, and natural science in search of symbols and imagery, adapting them to tell a story. Two-dimensional works depict delicately rendered animals, characters, and places that are isolated and suspended in time. A particular influence lies in the habitat dioramas of natural history museums. Death is cloaked in artifice in order to evoke life and reality, portraying a vision that is simultaneously beautiful and macabre.
Through performance, my work adopts the role of a ceremony; it seeks to resolve death and mourning by way of creation and renewal. I utilize drawing and painting to introduce a physical environment, and produce music to permeate it and conjure a mood. The music references various sources, from ritualistic chants to droning, cinematic soundscapes. A verse is recited repeatedly and becomes a talisman; depending on the context and intention, it holds the possibility of transforming into a prayer, an incantation, or a simple affirmation.