Curated Artist Registry

The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.

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Updated: 2017-01-19 02:19:15

STATEMENT OF WORK

For the past ten years as a multi-media artist I have sourced weather radar images from meaningful locations and presented them as 2D works and installations. Throughout art history “the storm” has been used as a metaphor for emotional conditions and disorders, and this tradition continues in my work. From homesickness and heartbreak to major depression and cancer, my weather radar works are a sparkly stand-in and seductive symbol of our shared human conditions.

 

My work is also motivated by existential themes of mortality and meaning, reason and religion. The compositions illustrate a fascination with weather and geology as well as Christian and pagan ritual. I fabricate relationships between colorful scientific imagery, popular culture, and religious iconography. In my absurd yet poignant work, bones morph into geodes and storm radar turns my mother into a zombie. In combining seemingly unrelated subjects like geologic minerals, weather radar, and the body, I am posing questions of fact and faith, miracle and myth.

 

My most recent search includes merging these weather images with medical scans such as MRI’s and color PET scans. After multiple family cancer diagnoses, I became interested in how these scientific image bases inform each other formally and conceptually, even if it’s only in a mythical capacity. Combining symbols of fleeting atmospheric and bodily conditions, I hope to inspire my viewers to question these codes of danger and potentially see the beauty within them. Although they can be threatening, storms also restore the balance in a turbulent atmosphere. I’d like to further my work by exploring this more positive meteorological truth in partnership with the inevitabilities within the life cycle.




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