Photos: Shaden Mousa

Photos: Shaden Mousa

For more than two decades, my work has explored the gaps between knowledge and experience. Making art helps me to understand how my sense of identity emerges in a space of uncertainty and attempts to fill it with words, memories, and material evidence.

My recent work takes the form of diagrammatic sculptures and installations. I often begin by thinking of my flesh-and-bone body much like a planet in space. I measure and map my latitudes, rotations, and orbits, and translate this information through quiet but labor intensive processes, seeking an elusive moment when what is exact in the mind becomes fluid in the hand.

Some of my current research interests are in the areas of multiplicity, unity, and symmetry and in understanding how mathematical structures are woven into our biology and perception. Fiber techniques, which often signify the body and an abject accumulation of time, are well suited to this study. Crochet, in particular, has a unique capacity to model fractal growth and non-Euclidian, hyperbolic space.