ART STATEMENT

As a Toronto-based sculpture and installation artist, my multidisciplinary works consider biology as contemporary art practice. I explore the biological forces that make us human, from the foundational processes and materials needed to form an organism, to exploring the microscopic world of cellular ecologies. My installations incorporate a range of diverse materials: from wax, paint, sound work, and photo-based imagery, to wire, mosquitoes, salt crystals, and live microorganisms.

Radical cultural critic Mike Davis contends that panic and an ecology of fear increasingly defines modern society. My artworks examine the cultural and social ecologies we inhabit as being transformed in unexpected, and often, uncontrollable ways. These transformations are often viewed through the lens of biology, the aesthetics of disaster, and the psychology of trepidation. It is an aesthetic in which art, science, medicine, and the environment overlap.