to me, painting is like diving into unknown waters, seeing at once depth as well as the surface of things.
each painting i make seeks a visual language for capturing the relationship between humans and the more-than-human world. my paintings also function as exercises in questioning 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 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)