In my current series, I reframe natural phenomena in ways that create new physical and psychological spaces for viewers to contemplate personal and cultural relationships to the elements. I'm interested in how aware we are of the natural world around us in our daily lives, in regards to both tangible and intangible elements.

For many of the works in this exhibit, both the visible and the invisible are evident: the snow and the storm gusts propelling it; the uncontrolled journey of the high altitude balloon (based on air pressure and wind speeds) and the images it captured. But along with the elements themselves, I’m also very interested in our physical, psychological and societal relationships to them. I am fascinated by the power of these natural elements in relationship to human fragility and the evidence showing that our environmental and land use choices have impacted climate, atmospheric and tidal changes.

In my video-installation, I created an aesthetically simplified version of Hurricane Sandy to alter our typical perceptions of this kind of natural disaster. I also wanted to highlight our relationships to interior/exterior spaces and the architectural features that are built to "shield" us. I worked to manipulate the physics of light, distorting the imagery to create a range of representation and abstraction within the installation. 

Along with inviting viewers to think about their connections to the actual element, I'm interested in addressing the growing digital mediation of our world. For example, what does it mean to gaze at digital representations of the sky longer than you might watch the real one?