Combining fine art materials and technical processes with consumer-ephemera, I construct conceptual narratives that are both otherworldly and familiar – suggesting there is beauty in the absurd irrationality of the universe.
Using art as a channel, for connection and critical thought, my practice is a dialectic tool for parsing out the formation of cultural identity via social pressures such as: what we purchase, what we consume, and what we digest — whether they be material goods or ideas. Through the creation of art experiences and collectible works of art, my practice carves out both conceptual and physical space for contemplation; inviting audiences to celebrate the spirit of sacred individuality that makes us human and ties us together.
"Art is my telescope, my microscope and my time-machine." — A. Marten