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I generate new ideas by combining existing ones. I take the logic or a pattern from one
environment and apply it to another. The permutations that this thinking produces
are expressed first in my notebooks as diagrams. The output from my notebook varies:
pencil drawing, video, sculpture, installation, but primarily photography. The reason I often
end up using a camera is because it is the most efficient way to capture a lot of data.
When producing work I usually begin by gathering images and data. Plotting a graph
or constructing a model to interpret a set of data is analogous to or sometimes is my
method of producing artwork.
Underlying this process is an understanding that the kind of material (mental and
physical) I can access is defined by my limitations as an electrified mass of flesh. My
particular human shape, the shape of my brain, is the fundamental frame of reference
and the first arbitrary starting point for any definition or order. Trying to keep
perspective on my perspective defines my attitude toward the scope of my expression.
For that reason I frequently imagine a human in my work and more often than not the
final product includes one.