Drove from Sacramento to Chicago in 2011.
BS Physics, 2006, California State University, Sacramento; MS Applied Science Engineering, 2011, University of California, Davis; BFA, 2013, MFA, 2015, SAIC.
I start from the frustration of not being able to touch an image; one has no tactility, at least not in the traditionally physical sense the word implies. Paint, however, is extremely tactile, like sticking your fingers in dirt. Between these two points is an unfamiliar distance, a weird space where our familiarity with objects and images, and objects in images, becomes questionable. This questioning can be called self-reflexivity or an opportunity to ask why we are the way we are and why we experience phenomena and concepts in the way we each personally do, which really opens the possibility of moving beyond the static.
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