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The worlds we live in are tenuous, fragile, delicate, and precarious. They tend toward chaos and decay rather than a confident growth toward solidity and safety. They can go up in a blaze or crash to the earth with one poor choice, one ill-chosen word, one missed connection. Crisis and disaster on the micro- and macro-level can be precipitated by anything - personal, political, or environmental. My practice explores the territory of communication, failure, and crisis - the frailty of language and our repeated efforts to connect despite language's inefficiency and tendency toward miscommunication.
My work for this show is part of an ongoing investigation into the everyday failures and breathtaking catastrophes of human interaction and experience, through the mediums of installation, drawing, and video. The imagery invokes a potential anxiety and unease, a hovering on the edge of the unknown, through fragmented and repetitive images of calamity and disaster - the artifacts and wreckage of wildfires, earthquakes, wars, hurricanes. Yet the work is open and gives the viewer room to project themselves into the landscape, to draw correlations to their own situations and relationships. The work negotiates the precarious line between chaos and beauty.