Future Landscapes is the thought of techno-fossils permeating through out the geology of the anthropocene earth and all of its dimensions as seen through an (art) historical lens.
The Television Eye
For my senior thesis at DAAP, I explored how ideas in science fiction and futurology mesh with the environmentalism of our geological era, ‘The Anthropocene.’ This is a term for the present geological epoch, during which humanity has begun to have a significant impact on the environment. Theories on when this epoch began range from anywhere to the first agricultural civilizations, to the colonialism and global trade of the 1600’s, to the first nuclear test of the atomic bomb. I questioned what happens to the imagination when thinking about theories and possibilities in the Anthropocene. What would the world look like if the earth produced plastic? What would happen if we saw more disasters like Chernobyl and Fukushima? What happens when plants and animals get caught in the battle of nature, technology, and waste?
I used ceramics and printmaking to investigate the metaphysics of time and space, using themes of science fiction, glamour and excessive decadence by creating figurative and experimental narratives. By mixing unconventional ceramic processes and materials with representational objects and prints my work pulls the viewer in with a beguiling decorative whimsy. However upon further examination, the viewer is left with an array of questions, conversations, and thoughts on positive change. Additionally I attempted to leave the viewer with metaphysical atmospheric feelings and vibrations. Not only do I consider the mind, but the body; I wanted to affect the viewer's senses and perceptions by using light and energy incorporated in the work. This is all to leave the viewer with questions about how we treat the earth, how we treat ourselves, and how we treat others on this ship we all float on together.
The Space in Between
Work made in Jingdezhen, China while in residence at The Pottery Workshop, including a flyer for a group show at the Mu Fei Gallery, 2016
This photographic series was inspired by the original handmade set designs found in between Science Fiction movies like Georges Méliès's Trip to the Moon to Japan's Godzilla.
Much of my work explores many aspects of science fiction: time, space, nature's past and nature's future. I also explore the possibilities of the never ending evolution of people, particularly in women, as well as mutations of cross pollination in all living beings.
The Time Traveler and the Neon Portal
The Moon-Man Floating Through the Pink Universe
Cyborg Singularity I
The Scarab Beetles
Cyborg Singularity II
Astrology on Mars: Seen Through the Zodiac Telescope
Selected Graphic Design
A selection of graphic design works I have create in the past for various concepts and commisions.
Portrait of Annabelle Lee
“And neither the angels in Heaven above, Nor the demons down under the sea ….Can ever dissever my soul from the soul, Of the beautiful Annabel Lee”