Microbiology first and foremost; I’m obsessed with cell structures, bacteria, viruses, etc, and with the aesthetics of the microscopy that reveals that hidden universe to us. But I’m also fascinated by atomic physics and quantum mechanics, because they radically alter the way we perceive the physical texture of reality. I’m searching for a visual paradigm that can communicate that new vision.
We live in a world dominated by science and technology. It’s exciting, because it’s a golden age of science. But it’s also bewildering and, to a certain extent, alienating for those of us who are not scientists. We struggle to make sense of the new visions that science offers us—whether it’s of the human microbiome, quantum mechanics, or CRISPR gene editing. My sculptures are the result of that struggle to understand. Inevitably, they mix factual reference and flights of pure imagination.
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