ARTIST STATEMENT

I’m an illuminist. I create technology-driven visual art. I frequently use light and sound as my materials. I like to mix the subtleties of these materials with scientific, philosophical and mystical principles to create lush, dense and vivid works. I create visual representations of these principles, sometimes using puns to connect different ideas. I want to explore what it means to communicate without language or words, how knowledge can be visually represented, and even the fundamental notion of meaning itself. I attempt to show you how to perceive reality outside of your own experience.

My body of work ranges from digital art, interactive art, light art, immersive experiences, projection mappings, sculptural architecture, app art, net art, data art, data visualizations, and even virtual, augmented and mixed realities. My first works were all digital art; net art, data art, and data visualizations. I was making virtual art that existed entirely in virtual space. I became increasingly dissatisfied with working in that space, and I desired to create works that existed in physical space. That’s when I began working with light, making my works interactive, projecting my works onto sculptural architecture and creating immersive experiences. My work became three-dimensional and sculptural. Now I make works that exist in both virtual and physical space, mixing these two realities. I create innovative art installations utilizing emerging technologies, employing a wide array of media and artistic approaches to lead you into a world where time, space and reality are fluid concepts.

My latest work, Sound and Vision, is a series of site-specific mixed reality earthworks that explore our perception of the true nature of reality. Making use of the latest augmented and mixed reality technologies, I created audio visual installations at selected sites around the world; Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Kyoto, London, Barcelona, and Nice. Each installation is an earthwork that offers a unique experience for the viewer by augmenting the natural environment with visual art and sound art. These works provoke the viewer to have a new, altered experience of reality by linking the physical and ephemeral in a transformative sensory experience.