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 an 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?