My constructed worlds are provocative symbols that invoke the idea of the universe and physical objects that allude to real-life structures. In my spheres I explore a number of mathematical models that physicists developed to explain our universe. The mathematics of my expressed geometries offer a spiritual force that organizes structures from the microscopic to the political. Here, geometry isn't simply abstract but creates a real world, sustained by its own logic.
Building on the metaphor of the “dome of heaven” as a visual container holding what we know, I am creating a body of work consisting of acrylic hemispheres ranging from bowl-sized to six feet in diameter. Initiated in silverpoint drawing on the convex surface and completed with fiber optics, programmed LED’s and videos housed within, these domes are a visual embodiment – a download of sorts – of what it feels like to be alive while in conversation with contested cosmologies.
As a “conceptual voyager” I visually play with the frothy flux created when scientists and artists imagine, and each work posits, as George Johnson suggests science does, “...a glorious human construction, an artful fitting of the data into a carefully crafted mental framework, a construction of towers that just possibly might have been built another way.”