I am interested in nature, raising awareness of destruction, absence and decay through the tension that exist between the analog and the digital.
While the works start painted by hand, the final pieces are computed, digital works. There is complexity in the technical process. Through programmatic steps, I hand paint monochromatic brushstrokes on canvas, and translate them into a computer-generated format so that they can be laser-cut and etched. Although the drawing is programmed, there is a space between the initial painting and the way it materializes itself on the chosen surface allowing each piece to be unique.
Through tenacious curiosity the works lie between an essence of painting and sculpture, between wood and paper. The dialogue begins here by questioning the material, the process, and the purpose.
In translating the treatment of material from traditional approaches to their digital counterparts there is tension that invites conflict. Cutting, carving and perforating surfaces through burning with a laser cutter reveals stress and collaboration between tradition and evolution.
Following a strong craft tradition, wood and its byproducts are the main materials used in my
work. The disposition of a material to be etched, cut, malleable, and organic, ties to nature from beginning to end, involving my hand and tools challenging the evolution that wood has come to have.
I am interested in duality: positive and negative forms, presence and absence, darkness and light. Just as nature has textures, debris, deposits and layered materials I aim to evoke the dialogue between the natural and the digital.