Like water, the formation of civilization brings with it all it passes over. Collectives pick up and deposit geological and cultural sediment, moving assiduously through routes of least resistance. Through prolonged use they become carven paths, and the cacophonous connections haphazardly break the cyclical silence of nature. Evidence of humanity accumulates in piles. It sprawls, contracts, overflows, and expands as an invasion of fences, telephone poles, and paths upon paths. Implanted utilities quickly disappear from notice in the noise of repetitious life. Cliffs break under the weight of organization. Crowned peaks are flattened and replaced with towers of human imagination, which beam dreams across appropriated lands.
By using scavenged and re-purposed materials I attempt to stage these geomorphic events. Clinging to these found remnants are the subtle residue of mysterious histories belonging to others. The sense of our collected desired coming together is something big enough to shape a landscape, and also fuel for the construction of my re-imagined growths. Mine is an aesthetic born from comfort, necessity and a compulsion for construction: a struggle between migration and settlement mediated by whimsy.