To me, everything possesses a sense of liveliness, even if it may appear inanimate. Objects respond to external stimuli and undergo gradual changes in different scales of time and space. For example, the rocks in Joshua Tree desert slowly erode and transform due to external stimuli such as wind, water, and geological movements. These are processes that happen in reaction to the objects’ environments rather than independent occurrences, leading me to believe that even seemingly lifeless objects are imbued with vitality.
I utilize discarded, abandoned, or ignored scraps of various materials, and through techniques such as stacking, pouring, cutting, threading, weaving, and inflating, I infuse them with energy with motility, volition, and reproduction. Making is a process of letting a structure act or react by itself. Each material relates to one another, creating a network of energy and emotion. The result is an object that breathes, runs, and even tears, much like us.