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.