2020

Photography by: Erin Krimian

2010

I am an interdisciplinary artist - exploring, learning, and working with different materials, processes, and mediums. My work is driven by my ideas, feelings, and experiences and the materials/processes follow. I later branched out into music as a vocalist in hardcore bands, this grew into developing a solo project and learning Ableton.

For the longest time, I was making hyper-detailed drawings to cope with trauma, it served as a meditative placeholder to take up time as I processed and dealt with emotional burdens. Later,  I started making laser cut iridescent mobiles. The five fold rotational based patterning is inspired by Penrose tiling present in Islamic shrines, sacred geometry present in both science worldwide cultures and religions, universal fractals found throughout nature. The complexity of the pattern makes it less immediate to discern the own pattern's beginnings and ends; this creates an overwhelming sense of seamless, boundless expanse of incomprehensible natural order, much like the fractals and persisting patterns so effortlessly ingrained in the natural world around us. Patterning permeates everything that makes up our lineages, personalities, behaviors, and thusly interpersonal and cultural dynamics. The whole shapes of each sculpture is crystalline since crystals' microscopic building blocks form patterns, even the cubes call to this in the shape that salt crystallizes. This is also a reference to how patterns of behavior can "crystallize". I etch patterns on the surfaces of each crystal shape in order to illustrate these relationships between patterns of natural order. The mobiles are a more playful expression that turns what we see as children into something new and transformed that reflects sunlight into rainbows in dancing patterns around their environments.

 

My hyper-detailed hair drawings are time-intensive processes that allow me to meditate on events and emotions as I work through them they also touch on fractals as the natural patterns investigated inherently portray these qualities when viewed at differing scales. Learning, curiosity, and expression help me cope with the heavier parts of existence, this has helped form the interdisciplinary nature of my work. I enjoy investigating natural patterns and thinking about the relationships between order and chaos. Ideas of reality, the limits of human perception, and the investigation of concepts and techniques keep me interested. The expression of emotion, ideas, and connection through the work keep me fulfilled, engaged, and invested.

drawing
Elise
Elise (detail)
Alex2
Alex2 (detail)
Asli
Asli (detail)
Willhelm
Willhelm (detail)
Grand Trance
Grand Trance (detail)
Grand Trance (detail)
Ruiner
Ruiner (detail)
Sleep
TX
SF
Things You Cannot Have
Things You Cannot Have (detail)
ALL MY EVILS ARE NECESSARY
ALL MY EVILS ARE NECESSARY (detail)
ALL MY EVILS ARE NECESSARY (detail)
sculpture
hybrid
hybrid
DSC_8854
hybrid
hybrid
hybrid
hybrid
hybrid
All My Evils Are Necessary
All My Evils Are Necessary (detail)
All My Evils Are Necessary (detail)
All My Evils Are Necessary (detail)
For G
ForG (detail)
Big Dead Eyes
Big Dead Eyes (detail)
Evils Prototype 1
Evils Prototype 1 (detail)
Evils Prototype 1 (detail)
Evils Prototype 1 (detail)
Evils Prototype 1 (detail)
Evils Prototype 1 (detail)
Evils Prototype 2
Burn
Burn (detail)
Hey God...
Hey God...(detail)