- "Passages" documents and catalogues my recent to China and Western Europe on the Henry Walters Travel Grant from April through June 2011. While on the road, I repeatedly noticed distinct geometric light forms--illuminations that enlivened a flat surface or void. These voids look like evanescent portals to imaginary dimensions of space.
"Passages" presents these light forms as a series of digital photographs and video projections. The photographs capture fleeting light from far-flung places such as the Great Wall of China and the 2011 Venice Biennale. The video projections animate light forms interacting with figures in an effort to reflect on one's inner condition in foreign environments. This work symbolizes the states of transition in my journey on two levels: 1.) the physical transience of moving from place to place and 2.) the metaphysical progression through time and space. These disconnected destinations share a tenuous tie through the phenomenology of light.