artist + educator

making work around|about|amidst|from within the climate crisis
       
Video Stills:





“Bill McKibben wrote, ‘We live in a post-natural world.’ But did, ‘Nature’ in this sense ever exist? Or was it rather the deification of the human that gave it an illusory apartness from ourselves? Now that non-human agencies have dispelled that illusion, we are confronted suddenly with a new task: that of finding other ways in which to imagine the unthinkable beings and events of this era.

– Amitav Ghosh, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable




As we face unprecedented ecological disaster, I join Amitav Ghosh in questioning:

“Are we deranged?”



              “Future generations might think so.”





















Installation views: 

Custom steel tv stand for 32” screen.























Full Video: 7 min 8 sec


THE GREAT DELUSION

2022-Ongoing 

Video, 7 min 8 sec

The Great Delusion is a visual and auditory essay investigating the ongoing legacy of the commodification of nature.  

Using a model of fragmentation, non-linear accumulation, and disorientation, the essay points to the ways knowledge and understanding of climate change is formed. 

Starting from the artist’s positioned upbringing in the American West, the essay explores the impacts of manifest destiny, the frontier myth, belief in human exceptionalism, and several political entanglements. 

The essay ends with the statement and question: “Cartesian maps de-centered a body. Are we* ready to be decentered?” as an image of the universe expands in front of the viewer. Many philosophers are calling for a new cartesian revolution, one that creates a paradigm shift in every sphere of modern life.






Research topics:
decolonizing nature, more-than-human worlds, new materiality, animism, queer ecologies, perception, temporal and spacial chasms, climate change


Exhibitions:
RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Rhode Island Convention Center, RI, May, 2022

Microscope Gallery, New York, New York, July/August, 2022