- Site-specific Installation
Humans have an innate desire to replicate and emulate the natural world around us. We do this in order to appreciate and understand Nature. We are always trying to make sense of it and our place within it. This desire to imitate nature in art, design, and architecture has its roots in ancient reverential practices. I believe that there is a cross-generational notion of imitating genesis in our actions and imaginations as a way to move us closer to the natural cycle as participants and collaborators.
In Landstones, I use rocks and desert sand to evoke a sense of the rugged, timeless beauty of the earth. For all of human history they have served as materials for building and creating. They have been used in rituals and ceremonies, solidifying them as numinous symbols of spiritual resilience and endurance. It is in that context that I attempt to make use of stone and land in an attempt connect to the earth and the prime movers. My practice of activating sculptural installations through the use of photography is meant to reveal the enduring presence of the natural world; and our ability to use our imagination and intelligence to transform natural elements into the novel and the beautiful.
"The human desire to mimic nature's processes is not merely a practical one, but a deeply rooted, innate human tendency. We cannot help but be constantly inspired by the beauty and complexity of the natural world and seek to replicate it in our own creations, whether they be works of art, technologies, or even entire systems of living."
Fritjof Capra / physicist and systems theorist