work investigates the
slippery intersection between the digital world and reality.
Specifically, I am
interested in how we experience nature through technology. I grew
up in a
large city only experiencing the natural world through computers and
screens. With my work, I create three-dimensional sculptural
representations of two-dimensional images of nature I find online.
build my objects pixel by pixel with hand-cut, hand-dyed strips of wood
overtly laborious process in direct contrast to the slipperiness and
the digital world. Through this process of pixelation, details become
distilled, distorted, or deleted. I am interested in how each pixel
important role in the identity of the object, the same way each cell
crucial role in the identity of an organism. As species decline and
fade into memory, so many animals and organisms now have a stronger
presence in the digital world than in the natural world.