Recently I have restarted my visual practice and am hoping to have this continually updated.
My previous portfolio site design as it was. I decided to update my website to provide a more streamlined experience for my potential clients, but the original design remains one of my favorite creations. This gives it a place here to live on.
The work presented in this application explores what it means to choose to disconnect from a digital presence in today’s post-digital environment. Post-Digital is the discourse around the relationships between our technologies and their effects on us as humans. I question whether the possibility of experiencing a sense of connection or transcendence is directly correlated with disconnecting from an online presence.
The culmination of two years worth of design exploration and study. The piece consisted of an interactive web experience, a film, musical composition, and a publication. The web experience asked viewers to explore the contents, while on the opposite wall, their actions directly affected the film projection by distorting its image.
Throughout my graduate process, I found myself using the same few photoshop files to edit assets for projects I was creating. One day all the layers turned on and the outcome wasn’t dissimilar to these images. I have since continued to pursue these visual mashups and they have ultimately informed a good deal of my practice. They have become a defining aspect to my production and methodological process.
Not Enough, an exhibition which explored how our experience of natural landscapes has been permanently altered by an increasingly digital culture. Inspired by the work of George Shiras III, a forefather of nature photography, and the writings of John Berger, artist and author of Ways of Seeing, this installation is a foray into the Frankenstein landscapes created and subsequently sought by a public that has little experience with an unfiltered, unedited, unidealized natural world.
Not Enough was an installation at Gallery 148 in Minneapolis during my MFA candidacy at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.