I am fascinated by how our culture is quickly merging with technology because of the limited and fragile design of the human figure. There is an innate feeling in us that something could be made more effectively and as a species we not only want to advance ourselves, but the plants and animals around us. So we alter an organism’s traits and environment. Scientists and Innovators work to produce a device or organism that capitalizes on performing the job better than its predecessor. We are no longer waiting for evolution's clumsy approach to natural selection and now performing alterations to Life with revolutionary technology and crossbreeding genetics.
Science is using Synthetic Biology to speed up the process of advancement. We are taking life apart finding the strongest qualities that exist in plants, insects, reptilians, mammals and marine life. Do we have the ability to alter life in degree without possible harm to the original species or to human life in the distant future? Will any mistakes become traits of the altered species or will these alterations eventually destroy the living organism all together?
Let's look at the even bigger picture: What impact will this altered specimen have on humanity when it is consumed? Will people or the planet gradually be affected decades down the road? When humanity couldn't advance through biology we created machines to be more productive. These inventions are disruptive technologies that alter our entire landscape and way of functioning. What impact have they had on our environmental ecosystem? Will our next mission be finding a way to reverse the alterations we have made in a form of damage control or even to return to normality? In our world today the consequences of our ecological and environmental changes are delicate, but others are strikingly apparent. Drastic mutations to our environment are evident with these technological and industrial expansions. The generations to come will be able to produce more resources and cure more diseases, but they will also be dealing with the impact of the nuclear power, global warming, reduction of fossil fuels, ozone depletion, and genetic engineering.... How far will the pendulum swing?
My work reflects our attempts to evolve through science and innovation and shows the challenges we face when we are in essence interfering with Evolution. My imagery conveys worlds where the line between organic and machine becomes blurred, giving birth to fictitious creatures where the characteristics of the two are indistinguishable. I depict mechanical apparati to resemble living organisms functioning in architectural environments full of danger, beauty, and comedy. I narrate the common struggles we have with the limited and fragile design of a human body. Advancements from machines are shown through repairs to people and animals broken appendages. Self-building structures, timelines that hold birth with decay, and temperamental invasions between opposing forces fill the picture plane. My ideas derive from humanity under the umbrella of technology and portraying possible advances with the joining of the two species.
Visual stuff had been a very prominent part of my life
Soft happy paintings that tend to have more demonic references embedded in them
I work with the medium and allow it to talk back
Not just using the old-school materials
Paintings that move on a screen