I like to sit still in one place for a long time and watch what unfolds around me. I see ants deconstruct the dead body of a dragonfly and carry the limbs off to their colony; I see a lizard recharge its blood on a rock in the sun; I see Ponderosa saplings peak up through a burned forest floor; I see leaf litter mold into infinity; I see the roots of a Creosote grow impossibly into a stone cliffside. These are ordinary miracles.
The world’s ordinary miracles, hiding in plain sight, are our greatest teachers. My artwork is made with the desire to reveal these hidden miracles, silenced by their normality, by taking my viewers to sites of transformation. In order to arrive at shifting sites of transformation I use the vehicles of ritual, performance, and deep play, which find expressions in (bio)sculpture, video, weavings, photographs, and multi-media installations.
I am calling for a hopeful recognition of seeing oneself in these ordinary miracles. If we can identify as changing beings interlinked to and through innumerable other shifting beings, then we can begin to realize that our commonalities are our transformations. These liminal commonplaces extend beyond geographies, cultures, races, or species. Within my art practice I aim to highlight these transformative sites, shifting between human and non-human audiences, mycelially bridging gaps between visibility and invisibility, so that these potentials are illuminated and might be harnessed for personal, ecological, and cultural renewal.