•February 19, 2013 • 1 Comment
Tyler Hawkinson, Jake Eidem, Katie Apodyopsis Hill and I did the body painting (and a bit a dancing) for this P.O.S. music video.
Directed by Ryan Kron Thompson and Daniel Hoffstrom
Produced by picturemachineproductions
•January 31, 2013 • Leave a Comment
A study on impermanence, rebirth, and divination.
Handmade flax, gampi, coconut, and cotton paper with vacuum pressed relief and origami wax paper mushrooms.
Various sizes 2013.
•January 22, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Jake Eidem, Katie Hill and I painted this mural located in the heart of uptown at Lyndale Tobacco.
Yes, that is a giant squid hookah of which Bill Murray, adorned in Mucha’s smoking poster pinup hair, is puffing on with company.
•December 14, 2012 • Leave a Comment
This piece presents mushrooms chaotically spread over a hyperbolic paraboloid scientific structure, offering a statement on nature’s power to overcome the structures that we try to impose upon it.
I am utilizing mathematical modules in this piece as a base structure to define our attempts to define and confine which we cannot. Newton and Laplace declared that the future of the universe was determined by its current state. The discovery of chaos supported the claim that all things have formulae through interconnected relations… but also potentially not. This claim is based on elements never having true states, only observed states (platonic realism) with noise as the difference, and the slightest noise being able to cause incredibly large differences in predicted results through these chaotic relations.
Quantum theory embraces these constructs of chance, chaos and platonic realism in one principle called Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, of which gives limits to possible determinative measurements. A classic example of this principle belongs to wave mechanics where one may be able to precisely know the momentum or position of an electron, but not both factors at the same time.
Quantum mechanics have been found to have potential occurrence in the brain, though the brain has it’s natural counter balancing enactments for such miniscule forces, through the exponential chaotic relations, quantum theory suggests we have the potential to change from within, without being swayed by deterministic karma and essentially have free will.
•December 10, 2012 • Leave a Comment
The hyperbolic paraboloid structures used in this installation are algorithmic mathematical modules depicting the pathological entirety of the infinite. The finite portion appears as a fractal, complete in itself and yet illustrating the infinite. This phenomenon is called minimal surface or Gaussian Curvature, where at any amount of distortion down to the minimalist point or degree, is an unbounded resemblance of the entirety.
Indra’s net is a Buddhist concept used to illustrate the nature of emptiness, interconnectedness and the cosmos. Indra’s net can be visualized through the metaphor of spider’s web covered in dewdrops. Every dewdrop on the web contains the reflection of every other dewdrop and within each of the reflected dewdrops, the reflections of every other dewdrop, and progressing as such to the infinite in finite.