...diving into unknown waters, seeing at once depth as well as the surface of things...

image and text are deeply intertwined for me. each painting i make seeks a visual language for capturing the relationship between humans and the more-than-human world. these paintings are often inspired by the thinking that happens through my writing, and i am interested first and foremost in blurring the distinction between real and unreal, inside and outside, authenticity and artifice. 

i graduated with a B.A. with Honors in Art Practice and a B.A. in Comparative Literature, both from Stanford University. 

nowadays, i'm somewhat of an accidental cultural geographer, as i find myself across the pond in the Nature, Society, and Environmental Governance postgraduate program at the University of Oxford. my current work examines the transcorporeal implications of dusty weather and mining for mobile pastoralist herders in Mongolia. 

(photo taken by Brian Christiansen in Tlingit waters, Southeast Alaska, 2019)

 

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