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Visual perception (the intersection of human visual experience and decision) is an incredibly complex assimilation of information. Bottlenecked through optical nerves, a majority of visual experience is consciously glazed over and tuned out while some is unavoidably overlooked. Old bits and pieces are routinely crowded out to make room for new, often temporal, information. Left unevaluated and forgotten, this subconscious habit of modifying visual experience directly effects actions and decisions. How do – or can –humans truly understand and experience the world?

Primarily charcoal on paper, my work is inherently fragile and temporal. Pieces degrade and change through the course of their existence – paper will rip, dissolve, and get marked. This temporality imbues life and potential for change, even correction. By specifically restricting my materials, I purposefully avoid a more sensual and distracting nature of additional information types and operate in a more diametric aesthetic. This tension between potential and predetermined history embody the nature of the visual experience and giver the viewer space to analyze and reflect.
SUMMER 1945
The division of India and Pakistan along the Radcliffe Line resulted in millions of individuals and murdered and displaced from their homes. The fallout from this mark has deeply marked the contemporary experience of those living with ties to the region. In the same vein of Radcliffe's 3rd party delineation, I attempt to preemptively question the effects of my own engagement with content outside my historical and social experience.
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UNTITLED
An exploration of personal experience after James Joyce’s novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. I have mapped out personal information and memories in an effort to answer the question, “If the sea makes the sailor, what makes the artist?” Using Joyce’s novel as a sounding board, I engage with various conceptions of ‘the artist’ from the text and experience.
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OPEN FORUM
A series of diagrammatic drawings dissecting and questioning transcripts and imagery of philosophic internet chatrooms and forums. Participating in such conversation through this transient and ephemeral medium breeds uniquely disjointed and erratic experience. The intentional act of dialogue has been condensed, translated, and mutated innumerable times - often to the point of irrationality and absurdity. To regain objectivity and progress in the endless stream of comments, participants must exert a specific concentration to the shore.
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