I seek to create work that plays in the space between artist books and education—particulary in dialogues which question (or illuminate) (or bypass) the structure of our built environment.
A working process: ① step back, learn from and consider the context of an idea, or the intersection of ideas; ② develope its purpose, and voice—the syntax with which it proclaims itself; ③ derive from this a form; ④ apply to this a surface that allows exploration; ⑤ and ultimately articulate and execute a method of production. Lastly (or perhaps as a perpetual penultimate), ⑥ evaluating the idea in its new body, asking it new questions.
Much of my recent work has dealt with the mapping of complex systems; the resources, tools, and mechanisms of self-directed education; and the narratives which emerge from personal and interpersonal archives and collections. This has developed in multiple projects, notably an anthology of texts on design pedagogy and education reform; a tool for building a story of personal/family history from tagged images and documents; and an experimental interface which charts our shared interpretations of human artifacts presented out of context.
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