My work explores the concepts of ephemerality, and potential through a visual metaphor. I use eggs, birds, skulls, galaxies, and nebulae in a combination of digital printmaking processes and hand drawn anthropomorphic narrative imagery. I am interested in the relationship one has to their own mortality. I am working through questions like: How does one deal with oblivion? Does the knowledge of death affect how one approaches with new life, or the concept of potential?

Each work is representative of a moment in my life, and the lives of those I care for. The title of each piece is meant to hint at its message, but not elucidate. It is, for me, a way of getting ahold of the idea of what it means to be a part of the universe. I am influenced by writers like Carl Sagan, Gaston Bachelard, and others who talk about phenomenology through the lenses of science and philosophy. I look at contemporary illustration, art nouveau, and traditional Japanese block prints for compositional cues to help build the work, and give it visual voice.

 

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