My goal is to build increasingly more efficient systems. What if we could satisfy our metabolic requirements by eating our own hair and fingernails? What if animals could digest themselves repeatedly?
My studio space has always been very important to me. The arrangement of objects, sketches, tree branches, artifacts, paint-bits, wings and sprouting potatoes is careful and deliberate, though the work changes from week-to-week. I have tried to create a protected environment…a sort of closed system or a self-sustaining biosphere. The world that I build is made of sunlight and water, bacteria and protein: the building blocks of all living things. Everything that I make, when broken down into its parts, already exists.