b. 1994, State College, Pennsylvania
lives & works in Brooklyn, New York
My work revolves around the implied functionality of mechanical devices and their connection to personal histories, timelines of technological progress, and the relationship between animate and inanimate objects. The forms I make are a unification of real and imaginary devices that are recognizable through implied function, but they resist immediate identification. They originate from my desire to summon and connect to past experiences through mechanical forms, specifically electronics. I draw from design languages that emphasize rigidity, intuitive functionality, and visual simplicity; yet the forms are offset from manufactured aesthetics. They are imbued with a tactile softness and devotional familiarity that are natural products of hands being my primary tools when I interact with clay. The gentle corners, smoothed additions, and hazy surfaces point toward distant, incomplete, sometimes fabricated memories being accessed through electronic devices. Simultaneously, grids of buttons and clusters of lenses highlight sterile seriality and machine-made specifications. I aim to make forms that emerge as a convergence of private and cultural experience, using the visual aesthetics and symbolism of mechanical objects as catalysts.