Projects > tra•scendere

The title of this series is a play on words; trascendere is the Italian word for transcend, and when broken thus tra means between and scendere to descend or step down.

The moments and objects I depict are a collection of the ephemeral made repeatable and durable through pictorial multiplicity, repetition of form and image, and looping. I have assimilated mechanical reproduction not as industrialization but as intuition. An intuition that includes certain technologies and mediated marks.

Photography and printmaking can render images unfamiliar, trace the unseen, giving access to the phenomena on the fringe of perception and creating an intermediary space that is new in the confusion of a dualistically trained mind. Rationality and the logic of the visible step aside for the indeterminate and ambiguous thus proving that intuitive experience can result from a mediated image.

I employ the flattening of space and time, veiled unfixed images, subtlety, and an honest materiality to describe and create authentic experience. Work that acts on the body as much as the mind and creates its own unmediated response.

Caught Between
Screen-print, ink-jet print, Venetian plaster, and graphite
24 x 24 in
2017
2016
2016
2017
2017
2017
Coasting
Video from found footage
2 min
2013