My practice aims to find new ways to represent the intangible world and feelings that live outside our own atmosphere. This interest in the interstellar world began when the Mars Opportunity rover was declared dead in February 2019 with these final words echoing across news headlines: my battery is low and it is getting dark. The undeniable human quality of this sentence struck me with sadness and I set out to find a way to commemorate the rover in some way.
The majority of my work takes form through screen printing, risograph printing, and book binding. I work to experiment and push the boundaries of the mediums in order to achieve my goals with representation.
In addition to this work, I have also been finding my way around the world of self-publishing by starting Dunce Cap Press. DCP is a Chicago-based screen printing, risograph , and book press by Kirstin and Kyle Dunlap. Making the jump to open DCP has allowed me to expand my skills as an artist rapidly and meet many amazing fellow creatives.
I am eager to continue on with this experimentation and become more immersed in the zine, DIY publishing and artist book community.