My work is an exploration of the human soul, what tethers it to our material world, and what preserves or elevates it. Drawing from a body of symbolic imagery common across cultures (boats, nets, bowls, stones) I create simple replications of these icons with the intention of drawing the viewer into a meditative space.
For sculptures and installations, I use natural materials such as copper, hemp, wood, salt, and wax in order to break down the barrier between the viewer and the object. Repeating patterns, such as the weave of a net or the grid of bowls laid upon the ground establish a sort of visual mantra to cycle through the viewers minds.
In drawings, I focus on simple lines and rich colors, mimicking the artistic values found in religious iconography. These drawings are bound into books or scrolls, creating a codex to help guide the viewer in meditation.