Artist Statement

 

biology | science | culture

When I received a complete set of MRIs of my own brain in 2011, it seemed like under-explored terrain. Neuroscience became an entry point into my broader queries into science, history, and culture. I was drawn to a wide range of sources that speak to who we are, where we come from, and why we are the way we are. DNA, single-celled organisms, phytoplankton, diatoms, neurons: not only do these structures have pattern, symmetry and complexity, but they are the molecules and structures that code our physical expression and give rise to thought. Maps, schematics, music, and machines: these cultural sources speak to how we read, analyze, and interpret. My stampings of industrial products into clay objects -- both vessels and wall constructions -- are metaphors for the imprint of technology onto human structures. My prints -- with neural mappings and multiple layers of information lost and accumulated -- aim to question the fragility of memory and mind. My goal is to broadly query and explore collisions between science and culture.