Working in a new mode of romanticism, both cynical and receptive, my work is a documentation of the possibility of intimacy between people. Documenting various relations, I do not investigate solid truths, but rather the presumptions that occur before the act of looking. It is a form of disconnection that occurs with this presumption, between places, people, and ourselves that my work refers to.

I utilize photography as a medium in context with its recent presence as a resource for the modernist utopia that temporalizes eternity into a single frame to have control over death. Photographic and mold making processes try to preserve information through imitation, and in that translation disconnections happen. Leaving the image barely recognizable, both in photographs and sculptures that are translated as anonymous images, I leave only the structural reinforcers. Translation appears in the disconnections present in the structure of my work, like the illuminating of the vision by dimming the lights down. In contrast with a photograph's or a cast's original purpose, I leave my work bare and anonymous. The loss of personal and geographical information in my work talks not only of loss but through it of time.

Looking at photographs of natural and artificial landscapes, a symphonic poem that can never be heard or maintained, a scenic view captured yet unavailable, trust that is exercised yet not obtained -all things on their ways to death- I revisit a question that remains still: Can events unfold differently? When one can recognize the moment they trust someone, one must imagine that to be the moment Sisyphus watches his rock roll back down. Each piece acts as an element of the humble awareness that anything I analyze is without conclusion in relation to the chaos of possibilities, the possibility of intimacy.


01 Ankara, Turkey, 8x10", Piezography Print, 2013


02 Marble Bust, 16x20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2013


03 Granite Depository, 8x10", Archival Inkjet Print, 2014


04 Untitled, 8x10", Archival Inkjet Print, 2014


05 Untitled #1, 8.5x10", Archival Inkjet Print, 2014


06 Untitled, 16x20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2014


07 Untitled #2, 8x10", Archival Inkjet Print, 2014


08 Untitled (sand dunes), 16x2", Archival Inkjet Print, 2014


09 Untitled (columns), 8x10", Archival Inkjet Print, 2014


10 Falling is Relational, 85x11", Archival Inkjet Print, 2014


11 Untitled (albino peacock), 16x2", Archival Inkjet Print, 2014


12 Scenic View, Austin, 3x5", Plaster Cast from Photograph Mold, 2014


13 Untitled (every wave is tidal), 16x20", Archival Inkjet Print, 2014


14 Isle of the Dead, Rachmaninoff, 10x14x5", Ice Cast with Artist Tears from Original Vinyl Record and Record Player, 2014


15 Proposal for a Black Hole, 85x11", Archival Inkjet Print, 2013


16 I'm Here if You Need Me, 2'16", Still from Video, 2014 (video is of a trust building exercise in which two people sit down and stand up back to back, without using hands. This exercise ends with my partner getting up alone and leaving me on the floor)


17 Self-Karaoke, 16'23", Still from Video, 2014 (the title refers to the musician karaokeing over original songs)


18 Interview with Jimmy Whispers on the benefits of staying independent, 12' , Still from Video, 2014