Artist Statement Submitted 2014I create sculptures as an exploration of the world and as a visionary practice to imagine what this world looks like. My most recent commission is a solar powered robotic flower called After Trllium. This techno-biotic sculpture changes its form and behavior based on changes in the physical environment. For example, temperature data is used to determine how far the flower opens each day. After Trillium creates a visual link between its physical form and the environment. This relationship poetically explores the interactions between machine and nature, as well as the interactions between man and nature.
As computers and artificial intelligence proliferate and become woven into all aspects of our human existence, the desire to protect the environment and promote healthy ecologies must also grow. In addition to engaging the public and creating greater awareness about these interests, my sculptures visualize unseen forces and re-imagine the natural world.