Artist's StatementI work to create processes, leaving traces I don’t yet recognize.
Beyond their mere existence, these traces invite me – and, I hope, others –
to discover and invent
the sense or meaning they have,
in the context of the processes that left them.
I depend on surprise and disorientation, both in the course of making work
and in my encounters with the finished results.
Frequently inspired by musical processes,
most structures I develop are informed by my work as a composer.
I am drawn to systems that organize materials at every scale –
where the logic of local actions accumulate to form large scale structure.
Rather than make the patterns I want, patterns emerge from the systems I want.
I use the computer as a tool for stipulating procedures and constructing systems,
while leaving marks that refer to, and resist the gestures of drawing.
I observe myself, living within systems,
many of which I name undesirable.
Struggling to find meaning, in the consequences of those systems,
I compose processes.
Processes composed offer analogies to alternative versions of ourselves;
societies we don’t yet recognize,
(but perhaps worthy of our desires).
Traces left might be taken as their artifacts.