Fireside Chat at the DMZ, detail 1
I am interested in the emergent relationships between robotics and humans. My work focuses on an organic view of robotic technology.
The robots I draw and airbrush question the status quo, examine the environment, and challenge the industrial-military complex. They explore the frontiers of nano technology and the cellular aspect of neural pathways. They grapple with the tragedy of war for soldiers and refugees, whether the effects of war involve limbs or injuries of a more interior kind. The robots are novel and divergent models for the human condition in the 21st century.
To emphasize the uncanniness of our relationships with these seemingly sentient machines I use soft satins, labor- intensive hand embroidery and hand stitching. The cropped nature and macro scale of the airbrush, gouache and charcoal works on paper increases the intimacy of viewpoint.