Working with maps and anatomical illustrations comes to fascinate my instinct to explore gender fluidity, among other topics of being. Bellow, the accumulated “traces” of materials or sketches came to embed metaphors of existence. Therefore, I use found images as a gesture to re-contextualize reality and appearances. The icons I choose such as the silhouette for example, which I repeat to find a new composition to communicate notions of belonging and disassociation invoke the presence of human substance. The anticipation of having these items be documented and archived came to heighten its statues in my process of art making as a moment in time and a piece of memory to consider the validity of these works as complete compositions.
A central focus of abstraction and representation came to be evident bellow and reside in the sketches from the practice of chance and intentionality, and is integral to my research over being-in-the-world which is a reference that pertains to Martin Heidegger and Edmund Husserl’s philosophical interest in Phenomenology. The maps from local routes in Illinois present the everyday or routine while the depictions of nature cultivate a profound interest on understanding such abstract notions of the environment or an indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.