I use photography, videography, and drawing to redistribute agency and importance to objects and materials. By working in ways that document and honor displaced matter, I attempt to recognize and connect to the past and future of things. I sympathize with materials as a way of piecing together my own ideas about mortality, endurance, worship, vulnerability, worth, inevitability, and humility.
I am moved by the residual kinship that humans share with the materials around them. After evolving from common matter, we now witness a geological epoch that forecasts demise for both living and nonliving things equally. I work in pursuit of a visual language for this interconnectivity, one which elevates materials beyond their relation to humans.
How might an object's experiences contribute to the common story of our existence——how might materials signal a critical narrative of both life and death?