I work with film and video because movement fascinates me. My work involves focusing on objects that traditionally do not move much (for example text, an ear, a plant) and then experiment with ways to animate the objects. Through this, the objects inherit new characteristics and hence new meanings and values. The pieces I create, often have one foot based in reality, focusing on environmental and social issues, and the other in science fiction. I use various editing techniques, masking, compositing, time-lapse photography, computer generated effects, and animation to create subtle changes in the moving images. Audio design plays a large role in my practice and I prefer to find sounds in nature or create my own sounds and then use audio editing programs to alter a sound’s features to compliment the video.
Nature provides me with a sense of inspiration and peace and I am always seeking ways to work with it and in it. I believe that nature holds universal truths and through careful observation, it speaks to us. Through these observations, I look for the connections that help me understand life on this planet and incorporate this into my work.