I’m a cultural entrepreneur.
My main goal professionally is to infuse society with purposeful creative stimuli, fostering opportunities for current and future generations to thrive in.
I strive to create work that has the ability to inspire, uplift and provide stimulating platforms for exchange. It is through art that I integrate my experience of self, nature and society, and it is through art that I intervene in shaping our world. My creative efforts focus on communicating positive resolutions to both private and public issues. Past thematic explorations include mourning, colonization, border politics, migration, consumerism and body image. Current works are situated at the crossroads of art and science, particularly related to the nature/culture relationship. At the core of what I try to instigate is environmental consciousness and social integration.
The majority of my work is site-based and rooted in social practice, motivated by a desire to immerse myself in diverse cultures and create art that is relevant to its specific context. Invested in the dialogue between art and life, as well as the interaction between art/space/viewer, my art often appears in unconventional spaces such as urban, industrial and natural settings. With a heightened awareness of human behavior and the interconnectedness between living and non-living matter,
I create art that can be experienced, touched, eaten, worn or inhabited. In doing so, I am interested in triggering sensorial and neurological reactions in the observer/participant, tapping into memory, sensuality, the subconscious and the imaginary.
I seek an aesthetic of spare elegance that is bold and uncluttered, multi-dimensional yet focused. Fascinated with color, light, form and texture, I design each of my works around carefully chosen formal elements. Besides an in-depth knowledge of the elements and principles of art, I support my creative process with historical research, ecological intervention, socio-economic entrepreneurship, and political activism to produce works that go beyond mere aesthetics and delight, yet remain enigmatic and open to interpretation. Anchored in scientific inquiry, I craft my work with versatility in the utilization of resources, daring in the manipulation of materials, and effectiveness in the syntheses of concepts.
These various interests converge to create objects, environments and situations where the body relates to the external world in unexpected ways; where beauty, surprise and discovery generate pleasure and appreciation for life.