This body of work explores the wall as a surface on which to explore ideas of impermanence, of experiencing the present moment, and the act of creating selflessly.
I was influenced by Buddhist philosophies that point to detachment as a form of idealized mentality; through detachment, we are truly free. The art is created at the beginning of an installation and destroyed at its end. It is through this act that I express this philosophy.
I was also influenced by cave paintings from pre-historic times. It was through expressive mark-making that humans first developed forms of visual communication, and eventually led to a long history of art. In this work, I develop a visual language that responds to the environment it was created in, as well as to itself.