For the past 10 years I’ve been making work that aims to capture a certain essence from the natural world and transform it into a tangible object of art.
It begins with a concept from the natural world – motion, force, vibration, push-pull, equilibrium, action-reaction, perception, the flow of time – then there’s the question: how can it be reproduced?
I aspire to use common materials and techniques of craft and the manual arts. I take pride in making elements by hand when feasible. Sometimes the transformation requires working in math, physics, and programming (which I see as creative disciplines). I prefer the final art object to bear the marks of its construction. Most importantly, the work should present an element of mystery.
I was born in 1989 and raised in California. I earned a B.A. In Physics from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2012, and went on to work as a software engineer in computer graphics and virtual reality. In 2017, I began work full time as an independent artist. I live in Berkeley, California with my wife, Savina, and our newborn son, Isaac.