My artistic practice is interdisciplinary. I make installations, drawings, paintings, texts, sound works, and live performances. The unifying factor between these forms is my abiding interest in the complex interaction between language and image. Many of my visual and sound projects explore visuality as represented through language. I believe that my oblique relationship to language and my interest in its material and semantic qualities stems directly from my experience as a life-long dyslexic.
I am curious about the similarities, overlaps, and limitations of the spoken word, the written word, and visual language. I use my work to study what each of these forms of expression can and cannot communicate, illustrate, and depict. My practice is often improvisatory and spontaneous, engaging quotidian consciousness, notating the recognition of fleeting sense perceptions, arising thoughts, submerging thoughts, slips of the tongue, slips of the hand, internal jokes, shifting mental foci, and serendipitous association. At the same time, though, many of my projects are structured using formal organization and constraints. For me writing is a form of drawing and drawing is a form of writing, and whatever the final product, my primary interest is in this exploration. I am interested in the human voice and in not only what we say aloud, but also in the momentary ignored impulses, ideas, motivations, and fleeting jokes that we voice within ourselves
My projects in sound are conceptual and often derive from simple constraints. I use field recordings, verbal descriptions of observed sensory experiences, and invented images and concepts, with composed and improvised electro-acoustic music. I write texts that often take the form of classifications and lists. These texts may eventually become scores for sound works and performances, or exist on the page or in architectural spaces.
In my visual practice, I notate sensory experiences and daydreamed scenarios while simultaneously listening to the internalized free bobbing detritus of popular culture stored within my memory and rearticulated in my imagination. These visual and textual images oscillate between states of representation and abstraction. They are about the sound of words and the appearance of words as much as they are about the meaning of words or the meaning of marks and gestures.