Installation view, Event Horizon, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA, 2018
These works reference the missing Malaysian Airlines flight from March 2014.
Possible Object: Ind O I-VII is a series which combines a seemingly objective depiction of the Indian Ocean (screen captures from Google Earth of the sea floor). The sea floor stands as a site of mystery and distant exploration. I combine these prints with painted marks whose application and subsequent removal create their own image.
Possible Object: debris references the missing Malaysian Airlines flight from March 2014. It combines Google Maps Satellite images of the Indian Ocean with diagrammatical imagery used in conjunction with the search for the missing plane. This work is a metaphor for the Indian Ocean once again being a sight of exploration and a symbol of the unknown.
The drawing installation uses only black ink, reflective material and digital prints to create a variable gathering of information. I combine simple abstract shapes with seemingly objective representations to create a highly fragmented depiction of a place.
Possible Object: partial.png are small pieces of frescos, in reference to broken pieces of history. The colors are derived from images of the Indian Ocean collected within the framework of the search and the shapes refer to the searched areas. These are meant to exist simultaneously as representations of place and an abstraction of this event.
Possible Object: MH370 has 62 pieces total, the number of windows on the side of a Boeing 777. Each piece depicts a speculative image of where the plane might have gone, with everyone from Fox News to Courtenay Love providing insight. The images are painted by dipping them into a pool of oil paint floating on water. These are meant to convey the sense of nihilism from the endless scroll of images, as well as the overwhelming sense of the unknown through this repetition of images of the ocean and the futile search which took place.