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ARTIST STATEMENT

My research and artistic practice question the political, scientific, economic, and social systems surrounding energy production through both a global and local lens. I am interested in how these systems are intrinsically tied to the land and its development, and the contemporary condition of a planetary environmental consciousness.

Through exploration of structures that represent fossil fuel production within our landscape such as coal mines, power plants and oil refineries, I approach the issue of power production with awareness of its ecological connection. I reach out to a variety of professionals such as economists, journalists, engineers, and scientists, to implement an interdisciplinary approach to art and with a careful eye for observation, can integrate ideas and move beyond traditional boundaries.

I use my position as an artist to create a visual conversation that challenges our inherited system of electricity creation and distribution. I record and respond to research with art making to better understand the world as a contingent network that is fluid and changeable.

Through informal notations of DIY energy projects, studies on sustainability, and a diverse artistic tool kit that includes photography, drawing, sculptural installation and video, I investigate the importance of abundant sustainable energy and explore what is possible through reflection, creativity and invention.