I integrate traditional print and design media with emerging technologies to create works on paper, interactive installations, and digital experiences. My work transforms the anxiety and confusion of living in a world threatened by ever-smarter technologies, a climate crisis, and political unknowns into playful and generative questions: What happens to our dreams in the era of the quantified self? How do we experience an iPhone ringtone when it is broadcast throughout a crowded Walmart on Black Friday? What is left when the last Joshua tree at Joshua Tree National Park dies?
Telescope Tondos is a series of live images taken using my iPhone and a telescope from the window of an apartment in Brooklyn, NY, where I temporarily lived because of COVID. These moving vistas capture the ever-changing sky, urban street scenes, and views into the private residences of my neighbors. They are a response to dislocation and social distancing. Each composition frames a potential story about a community or place I am not interacting with. The moving imagery is otherworldly as the telescope flattens and flips the space. This body of work asks: in the time of COVID – where everything is mediated by screens – can digital voyeurism stand in for intimacy and community?