composer | keyboard-player (piano, organ, harpsichord) | sculptor
As a trained musician and sculptor, I completed my degree in Music Composition at the University of Victoria (BMus '18). Over the past few years I have enjoyed designing, installing and performing various multimedia works.
I am interested in how relationships between objects are manifested through material changes over time. More specifically, I am interested in the process of inscription… of how objects hold and convey experience and time. I make art as a form of inquiry: to pose or construct a space in which to contemplate the fragility and contradictory nature of equilibrium. I search for the differences/points of overlapping between choice and memory in the evolution of narratives and the self. The research and choices required in the creation of thought-based artwork is invigorating; the provocative abilities of multimedia works in turn meet these demands well.
I am motivated to explore ideas: while I have only recently been introduced to the study of philosophy, I myself am philosophically oriented; I write, think and probe to discover my place within a community. Like writing, art solidifies concepts and ideas in a specific time and place. I use writing – be it music or text – to help me find and articulate the ideas that I can feel. I use tactile art in the same way: the challenge of turning my intuitions and impressions into something concrete is exhilarating. In handling and shaping physical materials, I reach places I could not previously have conceived of. Material remains material until you choose to see it otherwise. It is up to the artist to find moments or points of friction in existence and to give them the space to continue existing, in meaningful ways.