I am dedicated to the narrative potential of textiles, photography, and video as entryways to encounter the materialized psychosocial tensions around nature and human culture such as agriculture and "natural resource management". My work is often site specific and references intersecting periods and patterns relating to the changing ecosystems of the American Midwest as well as the cultural histories of the Philippine Islands.
I look towards myth, animism, and story to investigate and expand upon the passionate strategies of the hunter, the farmer, the wood and the water. I move between staged and documentary methods of image making, so that a protective textile suggests costume while character props become tools for negotiating specific natural environments. The visible and hidden processes of the above and the below-- the land, the air, the water-- influence my photographic choices and methodologies.
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